Luke 8:6
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New International Version
Some fell on rocky ground, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture.

New Living Translation
Other seed fell among rocks. It began to grow, but the plant soon wilted and died for lack of moisture.

English Standard Version
And some fell on the rock, and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture.

New American Standard Bible
"Other seed fell on rocky soil, and as soon as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture.

King James Bible
And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Other seed fell on the rock; when it sprang up, it withered, since it lacked moisture.

International Standard Version
Others fell on stony ground, and as soon as they came up, they dried up because they had no moisture.

NET Bible
Other seed fell on rock, and when it came up, it withered because it had no moisture.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And other seed fell on the rock and in an hour it sprang up, and because there was no moisture for it, it dried up.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Others were planted on rocky soil. When the plants came up, they withered because they had no moisture.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And some fell upon the rock, and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away because it lacked moisture.

King James 2000 Bible
And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.

American King James Version
And some fell on a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.

American Standard Version
And other fell on the rock; and as soon as it grew, it withered away, because it had no moisture.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And other some fell upon a rock: and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it had no moisture.

Darby Bible Translation
and other fell upon the rock, and having sprung up, it was dried up because it had not moisture;

English Revised Version
And other fell on the rock; and as soon as it grew, it withered away, because it had no moisture.

Webster's Bible Translation
And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered, because it lacked moisture.

Weymouth New Testament
Another part drops upon the rock, and after growing up it withers away for want of moisture.

World English Bible
Other seed fell on the rock, and as soon as it grew, it withered away, because it had no moisture.

Young's Literal Translation
'And other fell upon the rock, and having sprung up, it did wither, through not having moisture.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

8:4-21 There are many very needful and excellent rules and cautions for hearing the word, in the parable of the sower, and the application of it. Happy are we, and for ever indebted to free grace, if the same thing that is a parable to others, with which they are only amused, is a plain truth to us, by which we are taught and governed. We ought to take heed of the things that will hinder our profiting by the word we hear; to take heed lest we hear carelessly and slightly, lest we entertain prejudices against the word we hear; and to take heed to our spirits after we have heard the word, lest we lose what we have gained. The gifts we have, will be continued to us or not, as we use them for the glory of God, and the good of our brethren. Nor is it enough not to hold the truth in unrighteousness; we should desire to hold forth the word of life, and to shine, giving light to all around. Great encouragement is given to those who prove themselves faithful hearers of the word, by being doers of the work. Christ owns them as his relations.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 6. - And some fell upon a rock. The picture here is not of a soil full of stones, but of a rocky portion of the corn-land where the rock is only covered with a thin layer of earth.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And some fell upon a rock,.... Which the other evangelists call "stony places", and "stony ground"; by which are meant such hearers whose hearts are, hardened through the deceitfulness of sin, and continue so notwithstanding the preaching of the word unto them.

And as soon as it sprung up; as it did immediately, as the other evangelists say; and that for this reason, which they give, "because it had no depth of earth"; only a small crust, or shell of earth over the rock; and signifies, that these hearers had only a superficial knowledge of the word, and hastily made a profession of it, which soon came to nothing:

it withered away, because it lacked moisture; the other evangelists say, "when the sun was up, it was scorched"; meaning tribulation and persecution, the grace of God being wanting to support under fiery trials: the reason given in Matthew and Mark why it withered, is,

because it had no root; and so read the Persic and Ethiopic versions here.



Luke 8:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Parable of the Sower
5"The sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell beside the road, and it was trampled under foot and the birds of the air ate it up. 6"Other seed fell on rocky soil, and as soon as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. 7"Other seed fell among the thorns; and the thorns grew up with it and choked it out.…
Cross References
Luke 8:5
"A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it up.

Luke 8:7
Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants.
Treasury of Scripture

And some fell on a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.

Luke 8:13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word …

Jeremiah 5:3 O LORD, are not your eyes on the truth? you have stricken them, but …

Ezekiel 11:19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within …

Ezekiel 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within …

Amos 6:12 Shall horses run on the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for …

Matthew 13:5,6,20,21 Some fell on stony places, where they had not much earth: and immediately …

Mark 4:5,6,16 And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately …

Mark 4:17 And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, …

Romans 2:4,5 Or despise you the riches of his goodness and forbearance and long-suffering…

Hebrews 3:7,8,15 Why (as the Holy Ghost said, To day if you will hear his voice…

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