And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)Matthew 13:1-9.
See the parable of the sower explained in the notes at Matthew 13:1-9.
Third Case: The Thorny Ground. (Mr 4:7, 18, 19).See Poole on "Mark 4:3"
where it had not much earth; and so could be received only in a notional and superficial way, but could take no place, so as to produce any good effect:
and immediately it sprung up; a sudden and hasty profession of the word was made, without a powerful experience of it:
because it had no depth of earth; if it had, it would have been longer in coming up; more work would have been done by it, which would have required more time, before a profession of it had been made.And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)5. stony ground] This must be compared with “the rock” mentioned by St Luke (Luke 8:6). What is meant is not a soil mingled with stones, for then there would be no hindrance to the roots striking deeply; but a thin coating of mould covering the surface of a rock, which stretched below and presented an impassable barrier to the growth of the roots.
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