Some fell on stony places, where they had not much earth: and immediately they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
This man's faith has five stages:
1. He knows the Word.
2. He assents to it.
3. He professes it.
4. He rejoices inwardly in it.
5. He brings forth some kind of fruit; and yet. for all this, hath no more fruit in him than a faith that will fail in the end; because he wants the effectual application of the promise of the gospel, and is without all manner of sound conversation.This faith is like corn on the housetop, which grows for a while; but, when the heat of summer comes, it withers.
Parallel VersesKJV: Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: