Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

And the seeds on the rock are those who, when they hear, welcome the word with joy. Having no root, these believe for a while and depart in a time of testing.

New American Standard Bible

"Those on the rocky soil are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no firm root; they believe for a while, and in time of temptation fall away.

King James Version

They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.

International Standard Version

The ones on the stony ground are the people who joyfully welcome the word when they hear it. But since they don't have any roots, they believe for a while, but in a time of testing they fall away.

A Conservative Version

And those on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy. And these have no root, who believe for a time, and withdraw in time of trial.

American Standard Version

And those on the rock are they who, when they have heard, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.

Amplified

And those upon the rock [are the people] who, when they hear [the Word], receive and welcome it with joy; but these have no root. They believe for a while, and in time of trial and temptation fall away (withdraw and stand aloof).

An Understandable Version

And those people [represented by the seed falling] on rocky ground are those who, upon hearing the word [of God], accept it gladly, but since they have no root [system], they believe it for [only] awhile, and [then] in times of trial fall away [from God].

Anderson New Testament

Those on the rock are they that, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who, for awhile, believe, and in time of temptation apostatize.

Bible in Basic English

And those on the rock are those who with joy give hearing to the word; but having no root, they have faith for a time, and when the test comes they give up.

Common New Testament

And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy; but these have no root, they believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away.

Daniel Mace New Testament

by the stony ground is understood such persons as receive indeed the doctrines they hear, with joy: but for want of resolution, believe only occasionally, and desert when the trial comes.

Darby Translation

But those upon the rock, those who when they hear receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a time, and in time of trial fall away.

Godbey New Testament

And those on the stones are they who, when they may hear, receive the word with joy; and they have no root in them, who believe for a time, and in time of temptation they fall away.

Goodspeed New Testament

The ones on the rock are those who receive the message joyfully when they first hear it, but it takes no real root. They believe for a little while, and then in the time of trial they draw back.

John Wesley New Testament

Those on the rock are they, who, when they hear, receive the word with joy. But they have no root, who for a while believe; but in time of temptation fall away.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Those on the rock are those that when they hear, receive the word with joy, but these have no root, who for a while believe and in time of temptation fall away.

Julia Smith Translation

And they upon the rock, who, when they hear, with joy receive the word; and they have no root, who for a time believe, and in time of trial fly away.

King James 2000

Those on the rock are they, who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who for awhile believe, and in time of temptation fall away.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And those on the rock [are those] who receive the word with joy when they hear [it], and these do not have [enough] root, who believe for a time and in a time of testing fall away.

Modern King James verseion

Those on the rock are the ones who, when they hear, receive the Word with joy. And these have no root, who for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They on the stones, are they which, when they hear, receive the word with joy. But these have no roots, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation go away.

Moffatt New Testament

Those 'on the rock' are people who on hearing the word welcome it with enthusiasm, but they have no root; they believe for a while and fall away in the hour of trial.

Montgomery New Testament

"Those on the rock are people who, upon hearing, receive the word with joy; but they have no root. For a time indeed they all believe, but in time of temptation they fall away.

NET Bible

Those on the rock are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in a time of testing fall away.

New Heart English Bible

Those on the rock are they who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; but these have no root, who believe for a while, then fall away in time of temptation.

Noyes New Testament

Those on the rocky ground are they who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root; and for a while they believe, and in time of temptation fall away.

Sawyer New Testament

those on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy, and they have no root; they believe for a time, and in a time of trial fall away;

The Emphasized Bible

And, those upon the rock, are they who, as soon as they hear, with joy, welcome the word; and, these, not having, root, are they who, for a season, believe, - and, in a season of testing, draw back.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And they on the rock, are such as when they have heard, with joy embrace the word; and these have not root, who for a time believe, and in a season of trial apostasize.

Twentieth Century New Testament

By the seed which fell upon the rock are meant those who, as soon as they hear the Message, welcome it joyfully; but they have no root, and believe it only for a time, and, when the time of temptation comes, they draw back.

Webster

They on the rock are they, who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.

Weymouth New Testament

Those on the rock are the people who on hearing the Message receive it joyfully; but they have no root: for a time they believe, but when trial comes they fall away.

Williams New Testament

The portion of them on the rock illustrates those who accept the message, bubbling over with joy when they first hear it, but it takes no real root. They believe for awhile, but in the time of testing they fall away.

World English Bible

Those on the rock are they who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; but these have no root, who believe for a while, then fall away in time of temptation.

Worrell New Testament

"And those on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root; who, for a season, believe, and in time of temptation fall away.

Worsley New Testament

And those on stony-ground are such as when they hear, receive the word with joy; but have no root, and so believe only for a while, and in the time of trial fall away.

Youngs Literal Translation

'And those upon the rock: They who, when they may hear, with joy do receive the word, and these have no root, who for a time believe, and in time of temptation fall away.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

on
ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

the rock
πέτρα 
Petra 
Usage: 9

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

ὅταν 
Hotan 
when, as soon as, as long as, that, whensoever, while, till
Usage: 49

ἀκούω 
Akouo 
Usage: 313

δέχομαι 
Dechomai 
Usage: 30

the word
λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

with
μετά 
meta 
with, after, among, hereafter , afterward , against, not tr,
Usage: 346

joy
χαρά 
Chara 
Usage: 44

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this, these, he, the same, this man, she, they,
Usage: 258

ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

no
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ῥίζα 
Rhiza 
Usage: 11

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

for
πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412

a while
καιρός 
Kairos 
Usage: 63

πιστεύω 
Pisteuo 
Usage: 163

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

καιρός 
Kairos 
Usage: 63

πειρασμός 
Peirasmos 
Usage: 12

References

American

Context Readings

The Parable Of The Sower Interpreted

12 The seeds along the path are those who have heard. Then the Devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. 13 And the seeds on the rock are those who, when they hear, welcome the word with joy. Having no root, these believe for a while and depart in a time of testing. 14 As for the seed that fell among thorns, these are the ones who, when they have heard, go on their way and are choked with worries, riches, and pleasures of life, and produce no mature fruit.


Cross References

Proverbs 12:12

The wicked desire what evil men have, but the root of the righteous produces [fruit].

Isaiah 58:2

They seek Me day after day and delight to know My ways, like a nation that does what is right and does not abandon the justice of their God. They ask Me for righteous judgments; they delight in the nearness of God."

Ezekiel 33:32

Yes, to them you are like a singer of love songs who has a beautiful voice and plays skillfully on an instrument. They hear your words, but they don't obey them.

Hosea 6:4

What am I going to do with you, Ephraim? What am I going to do with you, Judah? Your loyalty is like the morning mist and like the early dew that vanishes.

Mark 6:20

because Herod was in awe of John and was protecting him, knowing he was a righteous and holy man. When Herod heard him he would be very disturbed, yet would hear him gladly.

John 5:35

John was a burning and shining lamp, and for a time you were willing to enjoy his light.

Job 19:28

If you say, "How will we pursue him, since the root of the problem lies with him?"

Psalm 106:12-14

Then they believed His promises and sang His praise.

Proverbs 12:3

Man cannot be made secure by wickedness, but the root of the righteous is immovable.

Matthew 13:20-21

And the one sown on rocky ground-this is one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy.

Mark 4:16-17

And these are the ones sown on rocky ground: when they hear the word, immediately they receive it with joy.

Luke 22:31-32

"Simon, Simon, look out! Satan has asked to sift you like wheat.

John 2:23-25

While He was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many trusted in His name when they saw the signs He was doing.

John 8:30-32

As He was saying these things, many believed in Him.

John 12:42-43

Nevertheless, many did believe in Him even among the rulers, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, so they would not be banned from the synagogue.

John 15:2

Every branch in Me that does not produce fruit He removes, and He prunes every branch that produces fruit so that it will produce more fruit.

John 15:6

If anyone does not remain in Me, he is thrown aside like a branch and he withers. They gather them, throw them into the fire, and they are burned.

Acts 8:13-23

Then even Simon himself believed. And after he was baptized, he went around constantly with Philip and was astounded as he observed the signs and great miracles that were being performed.

1 Corinthians 13:2

If I have [the gift of] prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so that I can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.

1 Corinthians 15:2

You are also saved by it, if you hold to the message I proclaimed to you-unless you believed to no purpose.

Galatians 3:1

You foolish Galatians! Who has hypnotized you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was vividly portrayed as crucified?

Galatians 3:4

Did you suffer so much for nothing-if in fact it was for nothing?

Galatians 4:15-20

What happened to this blessedness of yours? For I testify to you that, if possible, you would have torn out your eyes and given them to me.

Ephesians 3:17

and that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith. [I pray that] you, being rooted and firmly established in love,

Colossians 1:23

if indeed you remain grounded and steadfast in the faith, and are not shifted away from the hope of the gospel that you heard. [This gospel] has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and I, Paul, have become a minister of it.

Colossians 2:7

rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

1 Thessalonians 3:5

For this reason, when I could no longer stand it, I also sent to find out about your faith, fearing that the tempter had tempted you and that our labor might be for nothing.

1 Timothy 1:19

having faith and a good conscience. Some have rejected these and have suffered the shipwreck of their faith.

2 Timothy 2:18-19

They have deviated from the truth, saying that the resurrection has already taken place, and are overturning the faith of some.

Hebrews 10:39

But we are not those who draw back and are destroyed, but those who have faith and obtain life.

James 2:26

For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.

2 Peter 2:20

For if, having escaped the world's impurity through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in these things and defeated, the last state is worse for them than the first.

2 Peter 2:22

It has happened to them according to the true proverb: A dog returns to its own vomit, and, "a sow, after washing itself, wallows in the mud."

1 John 2:19

They went out from us, but they did not belong to us; for if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us. However, they went out so that it might be made clear that none of them belongs to us.

Jude 1:12

These are the ones who are like dangerous reefs at your love feasts. They feast with you, nurturing only themselves without fear. They are waterless clouds carried along by winds; trees in late autumn-fruitless, twice dead, pulled out by the roots;

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