Some fell on stony places, where they had not much earth: and immediately they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
You meet with such persons in life. There is nothing deep about them — all they do and all they have is on the surface. The superficial servant's work is done: but lazily, partially — not thoroughly. The superficial workman's labour will not bear looking into — but it bears a showy outside. The very dress of such persons betrays the slatternly, incomplete character of their minds. When religion comes in contact with persons of this stamp, it shares the fate of everything else.
(F. W. Robertson.)
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: