Mark 4:16
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New International Version
Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy.

New Living Translation
The seed on the rocky soil represents those who hear the message and immediately receive it with joy.

English Standard Version
And these are the ones sown on rocky ground: the ones who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy.

Berean Study Bible
Others are like the seeds sown on rocky places. They hear the word and at once receive it with joy.

Berean Literal Bible
And these are likewise those sown upon the rocky places, who when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy,

New American Standard Bible
"In a similar way these are the ones on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy;

King James Bible
And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And these are the ones sown on rocky ground: when they hear the word, immediately they receive it with joy.

International Standard Version
Others are like the seeds sown on the stony ground. When they hear the word, at once they joyfully accept it,

NET Bible
These are the ones sown on rocky ground: As soon as they hear the word, they receive it with joy.

New Heart English Bible
And these in a similar way are those who are sown on the rocky places, who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with joy.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And those that were sown upon the rock are those who when they have heard the word immediately receive it with joy.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Other people are like seeds that were planted on rocky ground. Whenever they hear the word, they accept it at once with joy.

New American Standard 1977
“And in a similar way these are the ones on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And likewise these are those who are sown on stony ground, who when they have heard the word immediately receive it with gladness

King James 2000 Bible
And these are they likewise who are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;

American King James Version
And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;

American Standard Version
And these in like manner are they that are sown upon the rocky places , who, when they have heard the word, straightway receive it with joy;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And these likewise are they that are sown on the stony ground: who when they have heard the word, immediately recieve it with joy.

Darby Bible Translation
And these are they in like manner who are sown upon the rocky places, who when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy,

English Revised Version
And these in like manner are they that are sown upon the rocky places, who, when they have heard the word, straightway receive it with joy;

Webster's Bible Translation
And these are they likewise who are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;

Weymouth New Testament
In the same way those who receive the seed on the rocky places are those who, when they have heard the Message, at once accept it joyfully,

World English Bible
These in the same way are those who are sown on the rocky places, who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with joy.

Young's Literal Translation
'And these are they, in like manner, who on the rocky ground are sown: who, whenever they may hear the word, immediately with joy do receive it,
Study Bible
The Parable of the Sower Explained
15Some are like the seeds along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them. 16Others are like the seeds sown on rocky places. They hear the word and at once receive it with joy. 17But they themselves have no root, and they remain for only a season. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.…
Cross References
Matthew 13:5
Some fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil. They sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow.

Mark 4:15
Some are like the seeds along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them.

Mark 4:17
But they themselves have no root, and they remain for only a season. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.
Treasury of Scripture

And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;

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Mark 6:20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, …

Mark 10:17-22 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, …

Ezekiel 33:31,32 And they come to you as the people comes, and they sit before you …

Matthew 8:19,20 And a certain scribe came, and said to him, Master, I will follow …

Matthew 13:20,21 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that …

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

John 5:35 He was a burning and a shining light: and you were willing for a …

Acts 8:13,18-21 Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued …

Acts 24:25,26 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to …

Acts 26:28 Then Agrippa said to Paul, Almost you persuade me to be a Christian.

Verses 16, 17. - And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground. This sentence would be better rendered, And these in like manner are they that are sown upon the rocky places, where the words "likewise," or "in like manner," mean "by a similar mode of interpretation." This is the second condition of soil on which the seed is sown - a better condition than the former; for the former plainly refused the seed, but this, having some soil layout. able to the germination of the seed, receives it, and the seed springs up, though but for a little while. So the rocky ground is like the heart of that hearer who hears the Word of God, and receives it with joy. He is delighted with its beauty, its justice, its purity; and he breaks forth with holy affections. But alas he has more of the rock than of the good soil in his heart. Hence the Word of God cannot strike a deep root into his soul. He is not constant in the faith. He endures but for a time, and in the hour of temptation he falls away. And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground,.... Such sort of hearers of the word are signified by the stony ground, on which the seed were sown, who are constant hearers of the word, and have some understanding of it, and some sort of affection for it, and yet their hearts are not truly broken by it; they are not brought to a thorough sight and sense of sin, and of their need of Christ, and salvation by him; their stony hearts are not taken away, and hearts of flesh given them:

who when they have heard the word immediately receive it with gladness; seem highly pleased, and greatly delighted with it, as being a well connected scheme things; and which declares things, as heaven and eternal happiness, which they, from a principle of self love, are desirous of enjoying. 16. And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground, etc.—"Immediately" the seed in such a case "springs up"—all the quicker from the shallowness of the soil—"because it has no depth of earth." But the sun, beating on it, as quickly scorches and withers it up, "because it has no root" (Mr 4:6), and "lacks moisture" (Lu 8:6). The great truth here taught is that hearts superficially impressed are apt to receive the truth with readiness, and even with joy (Lu 8:13); but the heat of tribulation or persecution because of the word, or the trials which their new profession brings upon them quickly dries up their relish for the truth, and withers all the hasty promise of fruit which they showed. Such disappointing issues of a faithful and awakening ministry—alas, how frequent are they!4:1-20 This parable contained instruction so important, that all capable of hearing were bound to attend to it. There are many things we are concerned to know; and if we understand not the plain truths of the gospel, how shall we learn those more difficult! It will help us to value the privileges we enjoy as disciples of Christ, if we seriously consider the deplorable state of all who have not such privileges. In the great field of the church, the word of God is dispensed to all. Of the many that hear the word of the gospel, but few receive it, so as to bring forth fruit. Many are much affected with the word for the present, who yet receive no abiding benefit. The word does not leave abiding impressions upon the minds of men, because their hearts are not duly disposed to receive it. The devil is very busy about careless hearers, as the fowls of the air go about the seed that lies above ground. Many continue in a barren, false profession, and go down to hell. Impressions that are not deep, will not last. Many do not mind heart-work, without which religion is nothing. Others are hindered from profiting by the word of God, by abundance of the world. And those who have but little of the world, may yet be ruined by indulging the body. God expects and requires fruit from those who enjoy the gospel, a temper of mind and Christian graces daily exercised, Christian duties duly performed. Let us look to the Lord, that by his new-creating grace our hearts may become good ground, and that the good seed of the word may produce in our lives those good words and works which are through Jesus Christ, to the praise and glory of God the Father.
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