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.

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:

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,

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,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Stony places - Where there was a thin surface of earth, and a rock at the bottom.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Matthew 13:20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that hears the word, and immediately with joy receives 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...

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...

Amos 6:12 Shall horses run on the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for you have turned judgment into gall...

Zechariah 7:12 Yes, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law...

Library
Toleration
(Preached at Christ Church, Marylebone, 1867, for the Bishop of London's Fund.) MATTHEW xiii. 24-30. The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the household came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He
Charles Kingsley—Discipline and Other Sermons

Ears and no Ears
'Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.--MATT. xiii. 8. This saying was frequently on our Lord's lips, and that in very various connections. He sometimes, as in the instance before us, appended it to teaching which, from its parabolic form, required attention to disentangle the spiritual truth implied. He sometimes used it to commend some strange, new revolutionary teaching to men's investigation--as, for instance, after that great declaration of the nullity of ceremonial worship, how that nothing
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Parable of the Tares, by Bishop Latimer, Preached on the 7Th of February, 1553.
MATTHEW XIII.--The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way, &c. This is a parable or similitude wherein our Saviour compared the kingdom of God, that is, the preaching of his word, wherein consisteth the salvation of mankind, unto a husbandman who sowed good seed in his field. But before we come unto the matter, you shall first learn to understand what this word parable, which
John Knox—The Pulpit Of The Reformation, Nos. 1, 2 and 3.

A Man Reaps More than He Sows.
A MAN REAPS MORE THAN HE SOWS. "But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some a hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold."--Matt. xiii: 8. If I sow a bushel, I expect to reap ten or twenty bushels. I can sow in one day what will take ten men to reap. The Spaniards have this proverb: "Sow a thought and reap an act. Sow an act, and reap a habit. Sow a habit, and reap a character. Sow a character and reap a destiny." And it takes a longer time to reap than to sow. I have heard
Dwight L. Moody—Sowing and Reaping

Cross References
Matthew 13:4
As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.

Matthew 13:6
But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.

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

Mark 4:16
Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy.

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