Matthew 13:20

“But he that receiued the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, & anon with ioy receiueth it:”

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But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
- King James Version

"The one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he that was sown upon the rocky places, this is he that heareth the word, and straightway with joy receiveth it;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And that which went on the stones, this is he who, hearing the word, straight away takes it with joy;
- Basic English Bible

But he that is sown on the rocky places -- this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy,
- Darby Bible

But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and immediately with joy receiveth it;
- Webster's Bible

He who has received the seed on the rocky ground is the man who hears the Message and immediately receives it with joy.
- Weymouth Bible

What was sown on the rocky places, this is he who hears the word, and immediately with joy receives it;
- World English Bible

But this that is sowun on the stony loond, this it is, that herith the word of God, and anoon with ioye takith it.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And that sown on the rocky places, this is he who is hearing the word, and immediately with joy is receiving it,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 13:20


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.


Discussion for Matthew 13

  • I, even I, am that Michael Isaac Dale:
    Say not of the holy Angels, Were wanting to do, for the Angels now await commandment to execute final judgment on ye wicked. For it is written, The enemy that sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the world, and the reapers are the Angels. So shall it be at the end of the world: the Angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
  • ALEX
    Mat. 13 is a perfect picture of the church and her birth pains from the seed of christ the words of god the tares satan are gonna try to destroy the woman's child, the 2 children fought in rebecca's womb, jesus said the field was the world where that good seed will be sown meaning humanity th world is gonna birth a baby christ which is the h.g. that promise child that is gonna rule all nations
  • Caleb Dugan
    I love this chapter, but could someone explain to me verses 28 and 29?
  • Caleb Dugan
    I continue my train of thought here ... Jesus mentions that the reapers represent the angels. I am just wondering what the angels were wanting to do. Did they want to kill false believers in the church, but God didn't want them to because they would kill true believers on accident? I am just curious about what the gathering up of tares is and how it is harmful to the true believers in the church
  • Caleb Dugan
    In verse 28, the servants reapers too I guess asked if they should take the tares out of the field. The householder said to leave them so that they don't also pull out the wheat. Farther down in the chapter Jesus explains the parable further by saying that the wheat represents the children of the kingdom and the tares are the children of the wicked one. But Jesus also mentions...uhh...
  • Robert Sanborn Jr.
    One thing I can take from ch.13:54-58 is that Jesus did do mighty works in his hometown but not many.Why ? Because of their unbelief.They could not come to receive their healing because they got offended by his teaching,not because he didn't have the power to heal.

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