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Genesis 3:17-19

He told the man, "Because you have listened to what your wife said, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, "You must not eat from it,' cursed is the ground because of you. You'll eat from it through pain-filled labor for the rest of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you'll eat the plants from the meadows. You will eat food by the sweat of your brow until you're buried in the ground, because you were taken from it. You're made from dust and you'll return to dust."

Numbers 33:55

But if you fail to drive out the inhabitants of the land before you, their survivors will become irritants in your eyes and thorns in your sides, to prick your sides and afflict you in the very land in which you'll be living.

Joshua 23:12-13

because if you ever turn back and cling to those who remain of these nations by intermarrying with them and associating one with another, know for certain that the LORD your God will not continue to drive out these nations ahead of you. Instead, they will be a snare and a trap for you, a whip to your backs, and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from this good land that the LORD your God has given you.

Isaiah 5:5-6

"Now, let me tell you, won't you please, what I'm going to do to my vineyard. "I'm going to take away its protective hedge, and it will be devoured; I'll break down its wall, and it will be trampled. I'll make it a wasteland, and it won't be pruned or cultivated. Instead, briers and thorns will grow up. I'll also issue commands to the clouds, that they drop no rain upon it."

Isaiah 7:23-25

"At that time, every place where once there were a thousand vines worth a thousand shekels of silver, only briars and thorns will grow. "People will come there armed with bows and arrows, because the entire land will be nothing but briers and thorns. As for all the hills that used to be cultivated with a hoe, you won't go there, because you'll fear iron briars and thorns. Nevertheless, those hills will be reserved as a pasture where cattle will feed and where sheep will graze."

Isaiah 55:8-13

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. "For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. "For just as the rain and snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, yielding seed for the sower and bread for eating,read more.
so will my message be that goes out of my mouth it won't return to me empty. Instead, it will accomplish what I desire, and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. "For you will go out in joy, and come back with peace; the mountains and the hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees in the fields will clap their hands. Instead of thornbushes, pine trees will grow, and instead of briers, myrtles will grow; and they will be a sign for the LORD, and an everlasting name that will not be cut off."

Jeremiah 12:13

They have sown wheat, but they have harvested thorns. They have tired themselves out, but they don't show a profit. Now be disappointed about your harvest because of the fierce anger of the LORD.

Hosea 9:6

Look! They have gone away because of the destruction Egypt will gather them up, and Memphis will bury them. Weeds will overgrow their inheritance, and thorns will grow in their tents.

Hebrews 6:7-8

For when the ground soaks up rain that often falls on it and continues producing vegetation useful to those for whom it is cultivated, it receives a blessing from God. 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.

2 Samuel 23:6

But ungodly men are like thorns that are discarded because they cannot be safely handled.

2 Kings 14:9

But King Jehoash of Israel sent this message to King Amaziah of Judah: "The thorn bush in Lebanon sent this message to the cedar of Lebanon: "Give your daughter to my son in marriage.' But just then a wild beast from Lebanon wandered by and trampled down the thorn bush.

2 Chronicles 25:18

But King Joash of Israel replied to King Amaziah of Judah, "There once was a thorn bush in Lebanon that sent an invitation to the cedar of Lebanon that read "Give your daughter to my son in marriage.' Right about then, a wild animal in Lebanon passed by and trampled the thorn bush.

Matthew 7:16

You will know them by their fruit. Grapes aren't gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles, are they?

Luke 6:44

because every tree is known by its own fruit. People don't gather figs from thorny plants or pick grapes from a thorn bush.

Matthew 13:1-8

That day Jesus left the house and sat down beside the sea. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat down, while the entire crowd stood on the shore. Then he began to tell them many things in parables. He said, "Listen! A farmer went out to sow. read more.
As he was sowing, some seeds fell along the path, and birds came and ate them up. Other seeds fell on stony ground, where they did not have a lot of soil. They sprouted at once because the soil wasn't deep. But when the sun came up, they were scorched. Since they did not have any roots, they dried up. Other seeds fell among thorn bushes, and the thorn bushes grew higher and choked them out. But other seeds fell on good soil and produced a crop, some 100, some 60, and some 30 times what was sown.

Mark 4:1-8

Then Jesus began to teach again beside the sea. Such a large crowd gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while the entire crowd remained beside the sea on the shore. He began teaching them many things in parables. While he was teaching them he said, "Listen! A farmer went out to sow. read more.
As he was sowing, some seeds fell along the path, and birds came and ate them up. Others fell on stony ground, where they didn't have a lot of soil. They sprouted at once, because the soil wasn't deep. But when the sun came up, they were scorched. Since they didn't have any roots, they dried up. Others fell among thorn bushes, and the thorn bushes came up and choked them out, and they didn't produce anything. But others fell on good soil and produced a crop. They grew up, increased in size, and produced 30, 60, or 100 times what was sown."

Luke 8:4-8

Now while a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from every city, he said in a parable: "A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was sowing, some seeds fell along the path, were trampled on, and birds from the sky ate them up. Others fell on stony ground, and as soon as they came up, they dried up because they had no moisture. read more.
Others fell among thorn bushes, and the thorn bushes grew with them and choked them. But others fell on good soil, and when they came up, they produced 100 times as much as was planted." As he said this, he called out, "Let the person who has ears to hear, listen!"

Mark 4:18-19

Still others are like the seeds sown among the thorn bushes. These are the people who hear the word, but the worries of life, the deceitful pleasures of wealth, and the desires for other things come in and choke the word so that it can't produce a crop.

2 Samuel 23:6-7

But ungodly men are like thorns that are discarded because they cannot be safely handled. Whoever handles them wears heavy duty clothing, carries strong tools, and burns them to ashes on the spot!

Proverbs 15:19

The lifestyle of the lazy is like a thorny hedge, but the path taken by the upright is an open highway.

Proverbs 22:5

Thorns and snares lie in the path of the perverse person, but whoever is cautious stays far away from them.

Hosea 2:6

"Look how I'm blocking her path with thorns and building a wall to hinder her, so she can't find her way.

Isaiah 33:12

And the nations will be burned as if to ashes; like cut thorn bushes, they will be set ablaze.

Exodus 22:6

"When a fire breaks out and spreads into thorn bushes and consumes stacked grain or standing grain or the field, the one who started the fire certainly is to make restitution.

Psalm 118:12

They surrounded me like bees; but they will be extinguished like burning thorns. In the name of the LORD I will defeat them.

Isaiah 9:18

"For wickedness has burned like a blaze that consumes briers and thorns; it sets thickets of the forest on fire, and skyward they swirl in a column of smoke.

Isaiah 10:17

"The light of Israel will become a fire, and its Holy One a flame, and it will burn and consume Assyria's thorns and briers in a single day.

Isaiah 27:4

I am not angry. If only the vineyard could give me briers and thorns to battle, I would march against it, and I would burn it all up.

Judges 8:16

So he took the elders of the city and disciplined the men of Succoth with thorns and briers from the desert.

Judges 8:4-7

Meanwhile, Gideon and the 300 soldiers with him came to the Jordan, exhausted but continuing their pursuit. He told the men of Succoth, "Please give loaves of bread to the soldiers who are following behind me. They're tired, and I'm pursuing Zebah and Zalmunna, the kings of Midian." But the officials of Succoth replied, "Do you have Zebah and Zalmunna in custody already, so that we should give food to your army?"read more.
So Gideon responded, "Okay then, but when the LORD has turned over Zebah and Zalmunna into my control, I'm going to whip you with thorns and briers from the desert!"

Hosea 10:8

Destroyed will be the high places of Aven, that are the sin of Israel. Both thorn and thistle will grow up over their altars. They will call out to the mountains, "Cover us!' and to the hills, "Fall on us!'

Proverbs 24:30-31

I went by the field belonging to a lazy man, by a vineyard belonging to a senseless person. There it was, overgrown with thistles, the ground covered with thorns, its stone wall collapsed.

Isaiah 32:11-15

So tremble, you ladies of leisure! Shudder, you daughters who feel so complacent! Strip down and make yourselves naked down to the waist! Then wrap yourself in sackcloth and beat your breasts. For people will be beating their breasts in mourning over the pleasant fields, over the fruitful vines, and over the land of my people overgrown with thorns and briers yes, over all the houses of merriment and over this city of revelry.read more.
"For the palace will be abandoned, the noisy city deserted; the citadel and watchtower will become barren wastes forever, the delight of wild donkeys, and a pasture for flocks, until the Spirit from on high is poured upon us, and the desert becomes a fertile field, and the fertile field seems like a forest."

Matthew 27:28-29

They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him. Twisting some thorns into a victor's crown, they placed it on his head and put a stick in his right hand. They knelt down in front of him and began making fun of him, saying, "Long live the king of the Jews!"

Mark 15:16-18

The soldiers led Jesus into the courtyard of the palace (that is, the governor's headquarters) and called out the whole guard. They dressed him in a purple robe, twisted some thorns into a victor's crown, and placed it on his head. They began to greet him, "Long live the king of the Jews!"

John 19:2-6

The soldiers twisted some thorns into a victor's crown, put it on his head, and threw a purple robe on him. They kept coming up to him and saying, "Long live the king of the Jews!" Then they began to slap him on the face. Pilate went outside again and told the Jews, "Look, I am bringing him out to you to let you know that I find no basis for a charge against him." read more.
Then Jesus came outside, wearing the victor's crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate told them, "Here is the man!" When the high priests and the officials saw him, they shouted, "Crucify him! Crucify him!" Pilate told them, "You take him and crucify him. I find no basis for a charge against him."

Micah 7:4

The best of them is like a thorn, and their most upright like a hedge of thorns. The day announced by your watchmen and by your own calculations approaches. Now it's your time to be confused!

Ezekiel 2:6

"Now as for you, Son of Man, never be afraid of them or of anything they have to say, because being with them will be like settling down to live among briers, thorn bushes, and scorpions! Don't be afraid of anything they have to say, and don't be awed by their appearance, since they are a rebellious group.

Ezekiel 28:24

"The house of Israel will never again suffer from painful briers and sharp thorn bushes that surround them on every side, and they will learn that I am the LORD.

2 Corinthians 12:7

To keep me from becoming conceited because of the exceptional nature of these revelations, a thorn was given to me and placed in my body. It was Satan's messenger to keep on tormenting me so that I would not become conceited.

Genesis 3:18

It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you'll eat the plants from the meadows.

Job 41:2

Can you attach a bridle to his snout, or pierce his jaw with a hook?

Matthew 13:7

Other seeds fell among thorn bushes, and the thorn bushes grew higher and choked them out.

Matthew 27:29

Twisting some thorns into a victor's crown, they placed it on his head and put a stick in his right hand. They knelt down in front of him and began making fun of him, saying, "Long live the king of the Jews!"

Hebrews 6:8

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.

Isaiah 34:13

Thorns will grow over its palaces, nettles and brambles its fortresses. It will become a haunt for jackals, a home for ostriches.

Job 31:40

may thorns spring up instead of wheat, and obnoxious weeds instead of barley." With this, Job's discourse with his friends is completed.

Psalm 58:9

Before your clay pots are placed on a fire of burning thorns whether green or ablaze wrath will sweep them away like a storm.

Ecclesiastes 7:6

For as thorns burn to heat a pot, so also is the laughter of the fool even this is pointless.

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John 19:2

The soldiers twisted some thorns into a victor's crown, put it on his head, and threw a purple robe on him.

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