Bill Mounce

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(συνέπνιγον), -, συνέπνιξα -, -, -
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to choke; to crush
to throttle, choke;, trop. to choke the growth or increase of seed or plants, Mt. 13:22; Mk. 4:7, 19; Lk. 8:14; to press upon, crowd, Lk. 8:42*

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Matthew 13:22 As for the one who was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the message, but worldly anxiety and the deception of wealth choke (sympnigei | συμπνίγει | pres act ind 3 sg) the message and it becomes unfruitful.
Mark 4:7 Other seed fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked (synepnixan | συνέπνιξαν | aor act ind 3 pl) it, and it did not produce grain.
Mark 4:19 but the cares of the world, the deceitfulness of wealth, and the desires for many other things desires come in and choke (sympnigousin | συμπνίγουσιν | pres act ind 3 pl) the word, and it becomes barren. it becomes
Luke 8:14 As for what fell among the thorns — these are the ones who hear, but as they go on their way they (sympnigontai | συμπνίγονται | pres pass ind 3 pl) are (sympnigontai | συμπνίγονται | pres pass ind 3 pl) choked (sympnigontai | συμπνίγονται | pres pass ind 3 pl) by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and they do not bring fruit to maturity.
Luke 8:42 because he had an only daughter, about twelve years old, and she was dying. As he went, the crowds were pressing (synepnigon | συνέπνιγον | imperf act ind 3 pl) in on him.