New Living Translation
The seed on the rocky soil represents those who hear the message and immediately receive 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
13:20 The seed sown on stony places, therefore sprang up soon, because it did not sink deep, Mt 13:5. He receiveth it with joy - Perhaps with transport, with ecstacy: struck with the beauty of truth, and drawn by the preventing grace of God.
LibraryMingled in Growth, Separated in Maturity
'Another parable put He forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25. But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 28. He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Treasure and Pearl
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xiii. 19, Etc. , Where the Lord Jesus Explaineth the Parables of the Sower.
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xiii. 52, "Therefore Every Scribe who Hath Been Made a Disciple to the Kingdom of Heaven," Etc.
For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
Other seeds fell on shallow soil with underlying rock. The seeds sprouted quickly because the soil was shallow.
The seed that fell on the footpath represents those who hear the message about the Kingdom and don't understand it. Then the evil one comes and snatches away the seed that was planted in their hearts.
But since they don't have deep roots, they don't last long. They fall away as soon as they have problems or are persecuted for believing God's word.
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