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

  • 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
  • Alex
    the kingdom of God and the kingdom of heaven are 1 and the same....jesus uses the kingdom of heaven in matt's. parable of the sower,but kingdom of God in mark and luke's parable of the sower, so they are 1 and the same, there is only 1 bridegroom and 1 bride and 1 God ....thus there can be only 1 kingdom
  • A disciple
    All the parables go together to make the whole message. The various aspects of how a man hears, and what he hears, and what determines his being either good or bad; is not at all something left to chance; (as if we should just accept everyone for what they are, or what they are confused about); but is entirely because of our own willingness and obedience to the Glad Tidings. We are accountable!
  • Anonymous
    It basically means you can't change yourself or another person till they have matured. In unconsciousness we have accidentally gotten bad seeds within ourselves. When we ripen and gain maturity, only then may the bad be separated and only the good kept. So accept yourself and others unconditionally until you and them are matured and ready.
  • A disciple
    Hi Grace; You asked, "What is the difference between kingdom of God and kingdom of heaven?" I think the difference is simply in the words themselves, and not different things. What I mean is, that the kingdom of God; let's say, as opposed to the kingdoms of men; and the kingdom of heaven, as that which is high above all that we know just now as of the earth and this world: it is the world to come!
  • Grace
    what is the difference between kingdom of God and kingdom of heaven?

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