New American Standard Bible
"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.
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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Stony places - Where there was little earth, but where it was hard and rocky, so that the roots could not strike down into the earth for sufficient moisture to support the plant.
When the sun became hot they of course withered away. They sprang up the sooner because there was little earth to cover them.
Forthwith - Immediately. Not that they sprouted and grew any quicker or faster than the others, but they were not so long in reaching the surface. Having little root, they soon withered away.
'The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and bid to three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.'--MATT. xiii. 33. How lovingly and meditatively Jesus looked upon homely life, knowing nothing of the differences, the vulgar differences, between the small and great! A poor woman, with her morsel of barm, kneading it up among three measures of meal, in some coarse earthenware pan, stands to Him as representing the whole process of His work in the world. Matthew brings …
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and as he sowed, some seeds fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate them up.
"But when the sun had risen, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
"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.
"In a similar way these are the ones on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy;
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