Mark 4:5
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New American Standard Bible
"Other seed fell on the rocky ground where it did not have much soil; and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of soil.

King James Bible
And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:

Darby Bible Translation
And another fell on the rocky ground, where it had not much earth, and immediately it sprung up out of the ground because it had no depth of earth;

World English Bible
Others fell on the rocky ground, where it had little soil, and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of soil.

Young's Literal Translation
and other fell upon the rocky ground, where it had not much earth, and immediately it sprang forth, because of not having depth of earth,

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Lamps and Bushels
'And Jesus said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?'--Mark iv. 21. The furniture of a very humble Eastern home is brought before us in this saying. In the original, each of the nouns has the definite article attached to it, and so suggests that in the house there was but one of each article; one lamp, a flat saucer with a wick swimming in oil; one measure for corn and the like; one bed, raised slightly, but sufficiently to admit
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Toiling Christ
'They took Him even as He was in the ship.... And He was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow.'--Mark iv. 36, 38. Among the many loftier characteristics belonging to Christ's life and work, there is a very homely one which is often lost sight of; and that is, the amount of hard physical exertion, prolonged even to fatigue and exhaustion, which He endured. Christ is our pattern in a great many other things more impressive and more striking; and He is our pattern in this, that 'in the
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Parables
"And again He began to teach by the sea side. And there is gathered unto Him a very great multitude, so that He entered into a boat, and sat in the sea; and all the multitude were by the sea on the land. And He taught them many things in parables, and said unto them in His teaching. . . . "And when He was alone, they that were about Him with the twelve asked of Him the parables. And He said unto them, Unto you is given the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all things
G. A. Chadwick—The Gospel of St. Mark

Chapter: 4:21-25 Lamp and Stand
"And He said unto them, Is the lamp brought to be put under the bushel, or under the bed? and not to be put on the stand? For there is nothing hid, save that it should be manifested; neither was anything made secret, but that it should come to light. If any man hath ears to hear, let him hear. And He said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete it shall be measured unto you: and more shall be given unto you. For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from
G. A. Chadwick—The Gospel of St. Mark

Cross References
Matthew 13:5
"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.

Mark 4:4
as he was sowing, some seed fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate it up.

Mark 4:6
"And after the sun had risen, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.

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