thorns
Luke 8:14
"The [seed] which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of [this] life, and bring no fruit to maturity.
Luke 21:34
"Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap;
Genesis 3:18
"Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you; And you will eat the plants of the field;
Jeremiah 4:3
For thus says the LORD to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem, "Break up your fallow ground, And do not sow among thorns.
Matthew 13:7
"Others fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them out.
Matthew 13:22
"And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
Mark 4:7
"Other [seed] fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked it, and it yielded no crop.
Mark 4:18
"And others are the ones on whom seed was sown among the thorns; these are the ones who have heard the word,
Mark 4:19
but the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
Hebrews 6:7
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;
Hebrews 6:8
but if it yields thorns and thistles, it is worthless and close to being cursed, and it ends up being burned.