Matthew 13:5
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 it did not have much soil. It 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.

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:

New King James Version
Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth.

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

NASB 1995
"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.

NASB 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.

Amplified Bible
Other seed fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil; and at once they sprang up because they had no depth of soil.

Christian Standard Bible
Other seed fell on rocky ground where it didn’t have much soil, and it grew up quickly since the soil wasn’t deep.

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.

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:

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.

Contemporary English Version
Other seeds fell on thin, rocky ground and quickly started growing because the soil wasn't very deep.

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.

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:

Good News Translation
Some of it fell on rocky ground, where there was little soil. The seeds soon sprouted, because the soil wasn't deep.

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.

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.

Literal Standard Version
and others fell on the rocky places where they did not have much earth, and immediately they sprang forth, through having no depth of earth,

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.

New Heart English Bible
And others fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth 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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Parable of the Sower
4And as he was sowing, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it. 5 Some fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil. It 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
And as he was sowing, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it.

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

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

Mark 4:16
Some are like the seeds sown on rocky ground. They hear the word and at once receive it with joy.


Treasury of Scripture

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

Matthew 13:20
But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;

Ezekiel 11:19
And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:

Ezekiel 36:26
A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.









(5) Stony places.--Either ground in which stones and pebbles were mingled with the soil, or, more probably, where a thin stratum of earth covered the solid rock. Here, of course, growth was rapid through the very circumstance which was afterwards fatal.

Verse 5. - Some (and others, Revised Version) fell upon stony places; the rocky places (Revised Version). Where the underlying rock was hardly, if at all, covered by soil. Such spots would be common in the fields of Palestine, as in those of all mountainous countries. Where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprang up (ἐξανέτειλεν). They shot up quicker than the thorns in ver. 7 (ἀνέβησαν). Because they had no deepness of earth.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Some
Ἄλλα (Alla)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 243: Other, another (of more than two), different. A primary word; 'else, ' i.e. Different.

fell
ἔπεσεν (epesen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4098: A reduplicated and contracted form of peto; probably akin to petomai through the idea of alighting; to fall.

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

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

where
ὅπου (hopou)
Adverb
Strong's 3699: Where, whither, in what place. From hos and pou; what(-ever) where, i.e. At whichever spot.

they did not have
εἶχεν (eichen)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

much
πολλήν (pollēn)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4183: Much, many; often.

soil.
γῆν (gēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1093: Contracted from a primary word; soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe.

They sprang up
ἐξανέτειλεν (exaneteilen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1816: To rise (spring) up out (of the ground). From ek and anatello; to start up out of the ground, i.e. Germinate.

quickly,
εὐθέως (eutheōs)
Adverb
Strong's 2112: Immediately, soon, at once. Adverb from euthus; directly, i.e. At once or soon.

because
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

the soil
γῆς (gēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 1093: Contracted from a primary word; soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe.

was
ἔχειν (echein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

shallow.
βάθος (bathos)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 899: From the same as bathus; profundity, i.e. extent; mystery.


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