Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

but if it yields thorns and thistles, it is worthless and close to being cursed, and it ends up being burned.

King James Version

But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

Holman Bible

But if it produces thorns and thistles, it is worthless and about to be cursed, and will be burned at the end.

International Standard Version

However, if it continues to produce thorns and thistles, it is worthless and in danger of being cursed, and in the end will be burned.

A Conservative Version

But producing thorns and thistles it is unfit and near a curse, the end of which is for burning.

American Standard Version

but if it beareth thorns and thistles, it is rejected and nigh unto a curse; whose end is to be burned.

Amplified

But if [that same soil] persistently bears thorns and thistles, it is considered worthless and near to being cursed, whose end is to be burned.

An Understandable Version

But if the land produces [only] thorns and thistles, it is worthless and in danger of being cursed [by God], and will end up being burned.

Anderson New Testament

But that which produces thorns and thistles is rejected, and is near the curse, the end of which is to be burned.

Bible in Basic English

But if it sends up thorns and evil plants, it is of no use and is ready to be cursed; its only end is to be burned.

Common New Testament

But if it bears thorns and thistles, it is worthless and near to being cursed; its end is to be burned.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but that which bears thorns and briars, is look'd upon as lying under a curse; whose end will be to be burnt.

Darby Translation

but bringing forth thorns and briars, it is found worthless and nigh to a curse, whose end is to be burned.

Godbey New Testament

but that which produces thorns and thistles, is reprobate, and nigh unto the curse; whose end is unto burning.

Goodspeed New Testament

But if it yields thorns and thistles, it is thought worthless and almost cursed, and it will finally be burned.

John Wesley New Testament

But that which beareth thorns and briars is rejected and nigh unto a curse, whose end is to be burned.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

but that which bears thorns and briers is rejected and is near unto cursing, whose end shall be by fire.

Julia Smith Translation

And producing thorns and briers is rejected, after having been tried, and near cursing; whose end for destruction.

King James 2000

But that which bears thorns and briars is worthless, and is near unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But [if it] produces thorns and thistles, [it is] worthless and near to a curse, whose end [is] for burning.

Modern King James verseion

But that which bears thorns and briers is rejected and is a curse, whose end is to be burned.)

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

but that ground, which beareth thorns and briars, is reproved, and is nigh unto cursing: whose end is to be burned.

Moffatt New Testament

whereas, if it produces thorns and thistles, it is reprobate and on the verge of being cursed ??its fate is to be burned.

Montgomery New Testament

but if it produces thorns and thistles, it is considered worthless, and is in danger of being cursed, and its end will be to be burned.

NET Bible

But if it produces thorns and thistles, it is useless and about to be cursed; its fate is to be burned.

New Heart English Bible

but if it bears thorns and thistles, it is rejected and near being cursed, whose end is to be burned.

Noyes New Testament

but if it bear thorns and briers it is disapproved, and is near to being accursed; and its end is to be burned.

Sawyer New Testament

but that which produces thorns and thistles is disapproved, and is nigh to a curse, the end of which is to be burned.

The Emphasized Bible

But, should it be bringing forth thorns and briars, it is disapproved, and, unto cursing, nigh, - whose end is for burning.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

but if it produceth thorns and thistles, it is abandoned, and near the curse [of barrenness], whose end will be for burning.

Twentieth Century New Testament

but, if it 'bears thorns and thistles,' it is regarded as worthless, it is in danger of being 'cursed,' and its end will be the fire.

Webster

But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh to cursing; whose end is to be burned.

Weymouth New Testament

But if it only yields a mass of thorns and briers, it is considered worthless, and is in danger of being cursed, and in the end will be destroyed by fire.

Williams New Testament

But if it continues to yield thorns and thistles, it is considered worthless and in danger of being cursed, and its final fate is burning.

World English Bible

but if it bears thorns and thistles, it is rejected and near being cursed, whose end is to be burned.

Worrell New Testament

but, if it bears thorns and thistles, it is rejected, and is near to a curse; whose end is to be burned.

Worsley New Testament

but that which bringeth forth thorns and briars, is rejected and near to a curse, (whose end is burning) so are they.

Youngs Literal Translation

and that which is bearing thorns and briers is disapproved of, and nigh to cursing, whose end is for burning;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

ἐκφέρω 
Ekphero 
Usage: 6

ἄκανθα 
Akantha 
Usage: 3

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

τρίβολος 
Tribolos 
Usage: 1

ἀδόκιμος 
Adokimos 
Usage: 8

ἐγγύς 
Eggus 
Usage: 23

κατάρα 
Katara 
Usage: 6

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

τέλος 
Telos 
Usage: 28

is to
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

Context Readings

A Serious Warning Against Falling Away

7 For ground that drinks the rain which often falls on it and brings forth vegetation useful to those for whose sake it is also tilled, receives a blessing from God; 8 but if it yields thorns and thistles, it is worthless and close to being cursed, and it ends up being burned. 9 But, beloved, we are convinced of better things concerning you, and things that accompany salvation, though we are speaking in this way.


Cross References

Genesis 3:17-18

Then to Adam He said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat from it'; Cursed is the ground because of you; In toil you will eat of it All the days of your life.

Deuteronomy 29:28

and the LORD uprooted them from their land in anger and in fury and in great wrath, and cast them into another land, as it is this day.'

Isaiah 5:1-7

Let me sing now for my well-beloved A song of my beloved concerning His vineyard. My well-beloved had a vineyard on a fertile hill.

Jeremiah 44:22

"So the LORD was no longer able to endure it, because of the evil of your deeds, because of the abominations which you have committed; thus your land has become a ruin, an object of horror and a curse, without an inhabitant, as it is this day.

Malachi 4:1

"For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze," says the LORD of hosts, "so that it will leave them neither root nor branch."

Luke 13:7-9

"And he said to the vineyard-keeper, 'Behold, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree without finding any. Cut it down! Why does it even use up the ground?'

John 15:6

"If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned.

Genesis 4:11

"Now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.

Genesis 5:29

Now he called his name Noah, saying, "This one will give us rest from our work and from the toil of our hands arising from the ground which the LORD has cursed."

Deuteronomy 29:22-23

"Now the generation to come, your sons who rise up after you and the foreigner who comes from a distant land, when they see the plagues of the land and the diseases with which the LORD has afflicted it, will say,

Job 31:40

Let briars grow instead of wheat, And stinkweed instead of barley." The words of Job are ended.

Psalm 107:34

A fruitful land into a salt waste, Because of the wickedness of those who dwell in it.

Isaiah 27:10-11

For the fortified city is isolated, A homestead forlorn and forsaken like the desert; There the calf will graze, And there it will lie down and feed on its branches.

Jeremiah 17:6

"For he will be like a bush in the desert And will not see when prosperity comes, But will live in stony wastes in the wilderness, A land of salt without inhabitant.

Ezekiel 15:2-7

"Son of man, how is the wood of the vine better than any wood of a branch which is among the trees of the forest?

Ezekiel 20:47

and say to the forest of the Negev, 'Hear the word of the LORD: thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am about to kindle a fire in you, and it will consume every green tree in you, as well as every dry tree; the blazing flame will not be quenched and the whole surface from south to north will be burned by it.

Matthew 3:10

"The axe is already laid at the root of the trees; therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

Matthew 7:19

"Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

Matthew 25:41

"Then He will also say to those on His left, 'Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;

Mark 11:14

He said to it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again!" And His disciples were listening.

Mark 11:21

Being reminded, Peter said to Him, "Rabbi, look, the fig tree which You cursed has withered."

Hebrews 10:27

but a terrifying expectation of judgment and THE FURY OF A FIRE WHICH WILL CONSUME THE ADVERSARIES.

Hebrews 12:17

For you know that even afterwards, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought for it with tears.

Revelation 20:15

And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.



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