Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, but the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.
Brethren, even if anyone is caught in a trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted.
then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trial, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment,
being tempted for forty days by the devil. In those days he ate nothing, and when they had ended, he was hungry.
Let no one say when he is tempted, »I am being tempted by God«; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and he himself does not tempt anyone.
No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man. And God is faithful, who will not let you be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.
Watch and pray, so that you will not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.«
for you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
And lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from evil.
20 And he said, »What comes out of a man is what defiles a man.
21 For from within, out of the heart of men, come evil thoughts, fornications, theft, murder, adultery,
22 coveting, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, pride, foolishness.
23 All these evil things come from within, and they defile a man.«
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, for when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.