Matthew 13:21

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 (KJV)

Other Translations

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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.


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