Matthew 13:21
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English Standard Version
yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away.

King James Bible
Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.

American Standard Version
yet hath he not root in himself, but endureth for a while; and when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, straightway he stumbleth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Yet hath he not root in himself, but is only for a time: and when there ariseth tribulation and persecution because of the word, he is presently scandalized.

English Revised Version
yet hath he not root in himself, but endureth for a while; and when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, straightway he stumbleth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yet he hath not root in himself, but endureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, forthwith he is offended.

Weymouth New Testament
It has struck no root, however, within him. He continues for a time, but when suffering comes, or persecution, because of the Message, he at once stumbles and falls.

Matthew 13:21 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Dureth for a while (πρόσκαιρός ἐστιν)

Rev., endureth. Lit., is temporary: thus bringing out the quality of the hearer. He is a creature of circumstances, changing as they change. Wyc., is temporal, with explanation, lasteth but a little time.

For (δὲ)

Rev. better, and, for the following clause does not give a reason for the temporariness, but adds something to the description of the hearer.

Tribulation (θλίψεως)

θλίβω, to press or squeeze. Tribulation is perhaps as accurate a rendering as is possible, being derived from tribulum, the threshing-roller of the Romans. In both the idea of pressure is dominant, though θλῖψιμ, does not convey the idea of separation (as of corn from husk) which is implied in tribulatio. Trench cites, in illustration of θλῖψις, pressure, the provision of the old English law, by which those who wilfully refused to plead had heavy weights placed on their breasts, and so were pressed and crushed to death ("Synonyms of the New Testament").

Matthew 13:21 Parallel Commentaries

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root.

Matthew 13:6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

Matthew 7:22,23,26,27 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out devils...

Job 19:28 But you should say, Why persecute we him, seeing the root of the matter is found in me?

Proverbs 12:3,12 A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved...

Luke 8:13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe...

John 6:26,61-65 Jesus answered them and said, Truly, truly, I say to you, You seek me, not because you saw the miracles...

John 6:70,71 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil...

John 15:5-7 I am the vine, you are the branches: He that stays in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit...

Acts 8:21-23 You have neither part nor lot in this matter: for your heart is not right in the sight of God...

Galatians 5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which works by love.

Galatians 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

2 Peter 1:8,9 For if these things be in you, and abound...

1 John 2:19,20 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us...

dureth.

Matthew 10:22 And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endures to the end shall be saved.

Matthew 24:13 But he that shall endure to the end, the same shall be saved.

Job 27:8-10 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has gained, when God takes away his soul...

Psalm 36:3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he has left off to be wise, and to do good.

Hosea 6:4 O Ephraim, what shall I do to you? O Judah, what shall I do to you? for your goodness is as a morning cloud...

Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life:

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

1 Peter 1:5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith to salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

for.

Matthew 5:10-12 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven...

Matthew 10:37-39 He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me...

Matthew 16:24-26 Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me...

Mark 4:17 And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution rises for the word's sake...

Mark 8:34-36 And when he had called the people to him with his disciples also, he said to them, Whoever will come after me, let him deny himself...

Mark 13:12,13 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents...

Luke 9:23-25 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me...

Luke 14:26-33 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters...

Luke 21:12-18 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons...

John 12:25,26 He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal...

Galatians 6:12 As many as desire to make a fair show in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised...

2 Timothy 4:10 For Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed to Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.

Hebrews 10:35-39 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which has great recompense of reward...

Revelation 2:13 I know your works, and where you dwell, even where Satan's seat is: and you hold fast my name, and have not denied my faith...

is.

Matthew 13:57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house.

Matthew 11:6 And blessed is he, whoever shall not be offended in me.

Matthew 24:9,10 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and you shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake...

Matthew 26:31,33 Then said Jesus to them, All you shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd...

2 Timothy 1:15 This you know, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.

Cross References
Matthew 11:6
And blessed is the one who is not offended by me."

Matthew 13:20
As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy,

Mark 4:17
And they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away.

James 3:2
For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.

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