Matthew 13:5

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 (KJV)

Other Translations

Some fell vpon stony places, where they had not much earth: and foorth with they sprung vp, because they had no deepenesse of earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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 13:5

  • Regelind Schlag for verse 5
    I am nearly absolutely sure now about the rock being Jesus himself in this verse. The seed is sown into our hearts and if our hearts have not much soil of the world but instead believe in and love Jesus and cling to him as our rock, then we will wither away immediately, i. e. we will be changed and caught up in clouds into the air within the twinkling of an eye to meet Jesus there and to stay with him forever. Catch Up into the Air!

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