New International Version
The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy.
King James Bible
But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
Darby Bible Translation
But he that is sown on the rocky places -- this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy,
World English Bible
What was sown on the rocky places, this is he who hears the word, and immediately with joy receives it;
Young's Literal Translation
'And that sown on the rocky places, this is he who is hearing the word, and immediately with joy is receiving it,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But he that received the seed into stony places - is he - That is, is a fit emblem of that man who, hearing the Gospel, is affected with its beauty and excellency, and immediately receiveth it with joy - is glad to hear what God has done to make man happy.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
(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
The Parable of the Tares, by Bishop Latimer, Preached on the 7Th of February, 1553.
A Man Reaps More than He Sows.
For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow.
When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path.
But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.
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