Matthew 13:5
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New International Version
Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow.

New Living Translation
Other seeds fell on shallow soil with underlying rock. The seeds sprouted quickly because the soil was shallow.

English Standard Version
Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil,

Berean Study Bible
Some fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil. They sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow.

Berean Literal Bible
And other fell upon the rocky places where it did not have much soil. And it sprang up immediately, through having no depth of soil.

New American Standard Bible
"Others fell on the rocky places, where they did not have much soil; and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth of soil.

King James Bible
Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Others fell on rocky ground, where there wasn't much soil, and they sprang up quickly since the soil wasn't deep.

International Standard Version
Other seeds fell on stony ground, where they did not have a lot of soil. They sprouted at once because the soil wasn't deep.

NET Bible
Other seeds fell on rocky ground where they did not have much soil. They sprang up quickly because the soil was not deep.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And others fell on the rock where there was not much soil, and within the hour it sprouted because there was no depth of soil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Other seeds were planted on rocky ground, where there was little soil. The plants sprouted quickly because the soil wasn't deep.

New American Standard 1977
“And others fell upon the rocky places, where they did not have much soil; and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth of soil.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth; and forthwith they sprang up because they had no deepness of earth;

King James 2000 Bible
Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and immediately they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:

American King James Version
Some fell on stony places, where they had not much earth: and immediately they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:

American Standard Version
and others fell upon the rocky places, where they had not much earth: and straightway they sprang up, because they had no deepness of earth:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And other some fell upon stony ground, where they had not much earth: and they sprung up immediately, because they had no deepness of earth.

Darby Bible Translation
and others fell upon the rocky places where they had not much earth, and immediately they sprang up out of [the ground] because of not having [any] depth of earth,

English Revised Version
and others fell upon the rocky places, where they had not much earth: and straightway they sprang up, because they had no deepness of earth:

Webster's Bible Translation
Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:

Weymouth New Testament
Some falls on rocky ground, where it has but scanty soil. It quickly shows itself above ground, because it has no depth of earth;

World English Bible
Others fell on rocky ground, where they didn't have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth of earth.

Young's Literal Translation
and others fell upon the rocky places, where they had not much earth, and immediately they sprang forth, through not having depth of earth,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
13:1-23 Jesus entered into a boat that he might be the less pressed, and be the better heard by the people. By this he teaches us in the outward circumstances of worship not to covet that which is stately, but to make the best of the conveniences God in his providence allots to us. Christ taught in parables. Thereby the things of God were made more plain and easy to those willing to be taught, and at the same time more difficult and obscure to those who were willingly ignorant. The parable of the sower is plain. The seed sown is the word of God. The sower is our Lord Jesus Christ, by himself, or by his ministers. Preaching to a multitude is sowing the corn; we know not where it will light. Some sort of ground, though we take ever so much pains with it, brings forth no fruit to purpose, while the good soil brings forth plentifully. So it is with the hearts of men, whose different characters are here described by four sorts of ground. Careless, trifling hearers, are an easy prey to Satan; who, as he is the great murderer of souls, so he is the great thief of sermons, and will be sure to rob us of the word, if we take not care to keep it. Hypocrites, like the stony ground, often get the start of true Christians in the shows of profession. Many are glad to hear a good sermon, who do not profit by it. They are told of free salvation, of the believer's privileges, and the happiness of heaven; and, without any change of heart, without any abiding conviction of their own depravity, their need of a Saviour, or the excellence of holiness, they soon profess an unwarranted assurance. But when some heavy trial threatens them, or some sinful advantage may be had, they give up or disguise their profession, or turn to some easier system. Worldly cares are fitly compared to thorns, for they came in with sin, and are a fruit of the curse; they are good in their place to stop a gap, but a man must be well armed that has much to do with them; they are entangling, vexing, scratching, and their end is to be burned, Heb 6:8. Worldly cares are great hinderances to our profiting by the word of God. The deceitfulness of riches does the mischief; they cannot be said to deceive us unless we put our trust in them, then they choke the good seed. What distinguished the good ground was fruitfulness. By this true Christians are distinguished from hypocrites. Christ does not say that this good ground has no stones in it, or no thorns; but none that could hinder its fruitfulness. All are not alike; we should aim at the highest, to bring forth most fruit. The sense of hearing cannot be better employed than in hearing God's word; and let us look to ourselves that we may know what sort of hearers we are.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Sower
4As he was sowing, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. 5Some fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil. They sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6But when the sun rose, the seedlings were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.…
Cross References
Matthew 13:4
As he was sowing, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them.

Matthew 13:6
But when the sun rose, the seedlings were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.

Mark 4:5
Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow.

Mark 4:16
Others are like the seeds sown on rocky places. They hear the word and at once receive it with joy.
Treasury of Scripture

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Zechariah 7:12 Yes, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should …

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