Matthew 13:20

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 (KJV)

Other Translations

But he that receiued the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, & anon with ioy receiueth it:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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 AM
    Such a man only fears the eyes of men, and knows not that the eyes of the Lord are ten thousand times brighter than the sun, beholding all the ways of men, and considering the most secret parts. Behold, the Lord knows all the works of men, their imaginations, their thoughts, and their hearts: there is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves: no disciple.
  • A disciple
    Servant; "Discretion is the better part of valor!" When you are on the internet you have to be very careful not only for yourself and your family, but also for all others you might put in danger by certain kinds of talk. I have tried myself to be direct in naming different kinds; but this is not the format, nor is it in love, nor at all right to volunteer the folks here to unnecessary persecution.
  • Servant of the Living God
    I know. St John's Revelation lays it out pretty good. The signs being clear that one shall come into power speaking in glowing terms but deceiving the people, for he is a liar and the father of it. I see it and reveal him on this site but they won't publish it. It is because the born again were the first to be swayed for he promised to enact their polictical designs. Still, despite his threat
  • Deborah
    Do we all know that anti-christ will come first before Jesus Christ returns? So many either dont believe, or haven't been taught ....
  • Alex
    The sower and his seed is the greatest of the parables as Jesus said know ye not this parable how then shall ye know all parables, its his seed that is gonna be sown in us resulting in a birth of Christ in us which is the Child/Babe that is gonna lead us into all truth. These things are HID from the wise and prudent but REVEALED UNTO BABES, its his seed that is gonna form christ IN US,THE BABES
  • Jeff Mentzos
    Vs.19 says that they could not understand the word sewn by Jesus. The next 2 received it but fell aside. Only the 4th brought forth fruit. This chapter is about predestination Rom.8:29-30) It is God who gives the ability to receive and understand the word randomly established before He created the earth. Jesus told the Jewish leaders that they can't understand as they were not of God - destined

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