Matthew 13:20
New International Version
The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives 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
As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy,

Berean Study Bible
The seed sown on rocky ground is the one who hears the word and at once receives it with joy.

Berean Literal Bible
And the one having been sown upon the rocky places, this is the one hearing the word and immediately receiving it with joy.

New American Standard Bible
"The one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy;

New King James Version
But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy;

King James Bible
But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;

Christian Standard Bible
And the one sown on rocky ground--this is one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy.

Contemporary English Version
The seeds that fell on rocky ground are the people who gladly hear the message and accept it at once.

Good News Translation
The seeds that fell on rocky ground stand for those who receive the message gladly as soon as they hear it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And the one sown on rocky ground--this is one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy.

International Standard Version
As for what was sown on the stony ground, this is the person who hears the word and accepts it joyfully at once,

NET Bible
The seed sown on rocky ground is the person who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy.

New Heart English Bible
And what was sown on the rocky places, this is he who hears the word, and immediately with joy receives it;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But that which was sown upon the rock is the one who hears the word, and immediately with joy he receives it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The seed planted on rocky ground [is the person who] hears the word and accepts it at once with joy.

New American Standard 1977
“And the one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word, and immediately receives it with joy;

King James 2000 Bible
But he that received the seed in stony places, the same is he that hears the word, and immediately with joy receives it;

American King James Version
But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that hears the word, and immediately with joy receives it;

American Standard Version
And he that was sown upon the rocky places, this is he that heareth the word, and straightway with joy receiveth it;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he that received the seed upon stony ground, is he that heareth the word, and immediately receiveth it with joy.

Darby Bible Translation
But he that is sown on the rocky places -- this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy,

English Revised Version
And he that was sown upon the rocky places, this is he that heareth the word, and straightway with joy receiveth it;

Webster's Bible Translation
But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and immediately with joy receiveth it;

Weymouth New Testament
He who has received the seed on the rocky ground is the man who hears the Message and immediately receives it with joy.

World English Bible
What was sown on the rocky places, this is he who hears the word, and immediately with joy receives it;

Young's Literal Translation
'And that sown on the rocky places, this is he who is hearing the word, and immediately with joy is receiving it,
Study Bible
The Parable of the Sower Explained
19When anyone hears the message of the kingdom but does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is the seed sown along the path. 20The seed sown on rocky ground is the one who hears the word and promptly receives it with joy. 21But since he has no root, he remains for only a season. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, he quickly falls away.…
Cross References
Matthew 7:8
For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

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

Matthew 13:19
When anyone hears the message of the kingdom but does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is the seed sown along the path.

Matthew 13:21
But since he has no root, he remains for only a season. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, he quickly falls away.

Treasury of Scripture

But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that hears the word, and immediately with joy receives it;

received.

Matthew 13:5,6
Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: …

anon.

1 Samuel 11:13-15
And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day: for to day the LORD hath wrought salvation in Israel…

2 Chronicles 24:2,6,14
And Joash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD all the days of Jehoiada the priest…

Psalm 78:34-37
When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and inquired early after God…









Lexicon
The [seed]
(Ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

sown
σπαρείς (spareis)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4687: To sow, spread, scatter. Probably strengthened from spao; to scatter, i.e. Sow.

on
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

rocky ground
πετρώδη (petrōdē)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 4075: Rocky, stony. From petra and eidos; rock-like, i.e. Rocky.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

the [one who]
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

hears
ἀκούων (akouōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

word
λόγον (logon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

promptly
εὐθὺς (euthys)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2112: Immediately, soon, at once. Adverb from euthus; directly, i.e. At once or soon.

receives
λαμβάνων (lambanōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

it
αὐτόν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

with
μετὰ (meta)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

joy.
χαρᾶς (charas)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5479: Joy, gladness, a source of joy. From chairo; cheerfulness, i.e. Calm delight.
(20) Anon with joy receiveth it.--The second type of character stands in marked contrast with the first. Rapid change, strong emotion, a quicker show of conversion than in the case where it is more real.--such results, it need hardly be said, come under the notice of every earnest preacher. In proportion to the tendency of any system--such as the revivalist meetings of one school, the mission services of another--to cause excitement, are those results likely to be frequent.

Verse 20. - And anon; and straightway (Revised Version, καὶ εὐθύς).
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