Matthew 13:21

“Yet hath hee not root in himselfe, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.”

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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.
- King James Version

yet he has no {firm} root in himself, but is {only} temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But having no root in himself, he goes on for a time; and when trouble comes or pain, because of the word, he quickly becomes full of doubts.
- Basic English Bible

but has no root in himself, but is for a time only; and when tribulation or persecution happens on account of the word, he is immediately offended.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

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.
- Weymouth Bible

yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while. When oppression or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles.
- World English Bible

And he hath not roote in hym silf, but is temporal. For whanne tribulacioun and persecucioun is maad for the word, anoon he is sclaundrid.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he hath not root in himself, but is temporary, and persecution or tribulation having happened because of the word, immediately he is stumbled.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 13:21


13:21 Yet hath he not root in himself - No deep work of grace: no change in the ground of his heart. Nay, he has no deep conviction; and without this, good desires soon wither away. He is offended - He finds a thousand plausible pretences for leaving so narrow and rugged a way.


Discussion for Matthew 13

  • Alex
    Jesus said we wd know a tree by his fruits thus we know that christ is god the son by his fruits his words are the very seeds of god he breathe on them and they received the h.g. thus the h.g. was his fruit which is a baby christ his offspring via his seed th word. the kingdom has to come via a birth thats y he is saying unless you receive the kingdom as a lil child etc impling a heavenly birth.
  • Alex
    The original Promise was i will multiply thy seed Christ seed as the stars of heaven Thats y the sower will go forth to sow his precious seed in humanity. Its the very seed of God to whom the word that good seed came it made them Gods,God was so pasionate about this PROMISE that he swore by his very self I have said his words seeds ye are Gods. Being bornagain of an incorruptible seed
  • Alex
    How do we know that Christ is really God the son? Simply b c he sows the very seeds of God in humanity which is the Word th living Word not the written word, the living word is the very seed of God and this seed can only be deposited in our hearts by hearing his voice etc not by reading anything but by HEARING means divine understanding, its gestation in the spritual realm,HE IS THE BRIDEGROOM GBU
  • BSP
    Verse 23 We all have different circumstances in life and can all give different amount of time. Jehovah God wants us to give him our very best and he views us as individuals.
  • Obbie Beal
    note: not food ,clothing, shelter, ..., ..., is on Jesus mind, but T K of Heaven, T K of Heaven, (the place prepared for those Born-Again) is /was mightily on Jesus mind.
  • Bruce
    Alex: There are Three in HeavenThe Father,The Word, The Holy Ghost(1john 5:7)
    The Word was Made Flesh and Dwelt Among Us(John1:14)The Son of God. He is The Living Word(Hebrews4:12 Quick Means Living) Like you Said,The Wheat are The Saved.You have everything Kind of Right Just a Little Mixed Up. Hard to Understand. It's Just a Story, Picture of Salvation and End of World. Holy Ghost is Not H.G

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