Matthew 13:5

“Some fell vpon stony places, where they had not much earth: and foorth with they sprung vp, because they had no deepenesse of earth.”

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Other Translations

Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
- King James Version

"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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and others fell upon the rocky places, where they had not much earth: and straightway they sprang up, because they had no deepness of earth:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And some of the seed went among the stones, where it had not much earth, and straight away it came up because the earth was not deep:
- Basic English Bible

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,
- Darby Bible

Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
- Webster's Bible

Some falls on rocky ground, where it has but scanty soil. It quickly shows itself above ground, because it has no depth of earth;
- Weymouth 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.
- World English Bible

But othere seedis felden in to stony places, where thei hadden not myche erthe; and anoon thei sprongen vp, for thei hadden not depnesse of erthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

and others fell upon the rocky places, where they had not much earth, and immediately they sprang forth, through not having depth of earth,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 13:5


Mt 13:5 Some fell upon stony places. Where the rocks that jut out of the hills into the plain had a very thin covering of earth. Much of Palestine is stony.

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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