Thorn


Greek: ακανθα [akantha] (Noun feminine). Thorn. A thorny plant.

ακανθα [akantha] appears 14 times in the NT:

(1) Matthew 7: 16
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? - ακανθων [akanthôn] Gen. pl. ("of thorns" - απο ακανθων [apo akanthôn]).

(2, 3) Matthew 13: 7
And some fell among thorns¹; and the thorns² sprung up, and choked them: - ¹τας ακανθας [tas akanthas] Accus. pl. ("among thorns" - επι τας ακανθας [epi tas akanthas] Lit: "on the thorns"). / ²αι ακανθαι [hai akanthai] Nom. pl.

(4) Matthew 13: 22
He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. - τας ακανθας [tas akanthas] Accus. pl. ("among the thorns" - εις τας ακανθας [eis tas akanthas] Lit: "in the thorns").

(5) Matthew 27: 29
And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! - ακανθων [akanthôn] Gen. pl. ("of thorns" - εξ ακανθων [ex akanthôn] Lit: "coming from thorns").

(6 - 7) Mark 4: 7
And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. - ¹τας ακανθας [tas akanthas] Accus. pl. - (''among thorns" - εις τας ακανθας [eis tas akanthas] Lit: "in the thorns"). / ²αι ακανθαι [hai akanthai] Nom. pl.

(8) Mark 4: 18
And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, - τας ακανθας [tas akanthas] Accus. pl. - (''among thorns" - εις τας ακανθας [eis tas akanthas] Lit: "in the thorns").

(9) Luke 6: 44
For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. - ακανθων [akanthôn] Gen. pl. ("of thorns" - εξ ακανθων [ex akanthôn] Lit: "coming from thorns").

(10, 11) Luke 8: 7
And some fell among thorns¹; and the thorns² sprang up with it, and choked it. - ¹των ακανθων [tôn akanthôn] Gen. pl. ("among thorns" - εν μεσω των ακανθων [en mesô tôn akanthôn] Lit: "in the midst of the thorns"). / ²αι ακανθαι [hai akanthai] Nom. pl.

(12) Luke 8: 14
And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. - τας ακανθας [tas akanthas] Accus. pl ("among thorns" - εις τας ακανθας [eis tas akanthas] Lit: "in the thorns").

(13) John 19: 2
And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, - ακανθων [akanthôn] Gen. pl. ("of thorns" - εξ ακανθων [ex akanthôn] Lit: "coming from thorns").

(14) Hebrews 6: 8
But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned. - ακανθας [akanthas] Accus. pl.

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