Parallel Verses

Williams New Testament

but it takes no real root in him, and he lasts only a little while, and just as soon as suffering and persecution come for the truth's sake, he at once yields and falls.

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

Yet he has no root in himself, but is short-lived. When pressure or persecution comes because of the word, immediately he stumbles.

International Standard Version

but since he doesn't have any root in himself, he lasts for only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes along because of the word, he immediately falls away.

A Conservative Version

yet he has no root in himself, instead it is temporary. And when tribulation or persecution develops because of the word, straightaway he is caused to stumble.

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified

Yet it has no real root in him, but is temporary (inconstant, lasts but a little while); and when affliction or trouble or persecution comes on account of the Word, at once he is caused to stumble [he is repelled and begins to distrust and desert Him Whom he ought to trust and obey] and he falls away.

An Understandable Version

but since he has such a shallow root, he lasts for [only] a short while. Then when trouble or persecution comes because of the message, immediately he falls away [from God].

Anderson New Testament

Yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while; and when affliction or persecution arises on account of the word, he immediately takes offense.

Bible in Basic English

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.

Common New Testament

yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. And when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but having no root in him he has only an occasional faith: for as soon as any oppression or persecution arises upon account of the gospel, he presently relapses.

Darby Translation

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.

Godbey New Testament

but it has no root in him, but is temporary; and tribulation or persecution arising on account of the word, immediately he is offended.

Goodspeed New Testament

but it takes no real root in him, and lasts only a little while, and when trouble or persecution comes because of the message, he gives it up at once.

John Wesley New Testament

Yet hath he not root in himself, and so endureth but for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, straight-way he is offended.

Julia Smith Translation

And has no root in himself, but is for a time; and there being pressure or expulsion for the word, straightly is he offended.

King James 2000

Yet has he not root in himself, but endures for a while: for when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he is offended.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But he does not have a root in himself, but {lasts only a little while}, and [when] affliction or persecution happens because of the word, immediately he falls away.

Modern King James verseion

But he has no root in himself, and is temporary. For when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the Word, he immediately stumbles.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

yet hath no roots in himself, and therefore dureth but a season: for as soon as tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he falleth.

Moffatt New Testament

he has no root in himself, he does not last, but when the word brings trouble or persecution he is at once repelled.

Montgomery New Testament

"But he has no root in himself; he continues for a time, but when trouble arises, or persecutions, on account of the word, at once he stumbles and falls.

NET Bible

But he has no root in himself and does not endure; when trouble or persecution comes because of the word, immediately he falls away.

New Heart English 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.

Noyes New Testament

but, having no root within him, endureth only for a time; and when tribulation or persecution ariseth on account of the word, he immediately falleth away.

Sawyer New Testament

but has no root in himself, but is only a temporary [disciple]; and when affliction or persecution arises on account of the word, he is immediately offended.

The Emphasized Bible

yet hath he no root in himself, but is, only for a season, - and, there arising, tribulation or persecution because of the word, straightway, he findeth cause of stumbling.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

hath not really root in himself, but is merely temporary: and when tribulation or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately he is stumbled.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But, as he has no root, he stands for only a short time; and, when trouble or persecution arises on account of the Message, he falls away at once.

Webster

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.

Weymouth New Testament

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.

World English 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.

Worrell New Testament

yet he has not root in himself, but is only temporary; and, when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, straightway he stumbles.

Worsley New Testament

yet hath he no root in himself, and therefore is but for a short season; and when affliction cometh, or persecution on account of the word, he is as soon disgusted.

Youngs Literal Translation

and he hath not root in himself, but is temporary, and persecution or tribulation having happened because of the word, immediately he is stumbled.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Yet
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

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

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

ῥίζα 
Rhiza 
Usage: 11

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

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

πρόσκαιρος 
Proskairos 
Usage: 2

δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

θλίψις 
Thlipsis 
Usage: 33

or
ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

διωγμός 
Diogmos 
Usage: 7

γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

because of
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

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

by and by
εὐθύς 
Euthus 
Usage: 12

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Matthew 13:21

References

Context Readings

The Parable Of The Sower Interpreted

20 And what was sown upon the thin rocky soil illustrates the man who hears the message and bubbling over with joy at once accepts it, 21  but it takes no real root in him, and he lasts only a little while, and just as soon as suffering and persecution come for the truth's sake, he at once yields and falls. 22 And what was sown among the thorns illustrates the man who hears the message, and the worries of the times and the pleasures of being rich choke the truth out, and he yields no fruit.


Cross References

Matthew 11:6

And happy is the man who finds no cause for stumbling over me."

Matthew 11:6

And happy is the man who finds no cause for stumbling over me."

Matthew 11:6

And happy is the man who finds no cause for stumbling over me."

Matthew 11:6-10

And happy is the man who finds no cause for stumbling over me."

Matthew 11:6

And happy is the man who finds no cause for stumbling over me."

Matthew 11:6

And happy is the man who finds no cause for stumbling over me."

Matthew 11:6

And happy is the man who finds no cause for stumbling over me."

Matthew 5:10-12

"Blessed are those who suffer persecution for being and doing right, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.

Matthew 7:22-23

Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, was it not in your name that we prophesied, and in your name that we drove out demons, and in your name that we did many wonder-works?'

Matthew 7:26-27

And anyone who listens to my words and does not practice their teaching, will be like an imprudent man who built his house on sand.

Matthew 10:22

And you will be hated by all men, because you bear my name, but whoever bears up to the end will be saved.

Matthew 10:37-39

Anybody who loves father or mother more than he loves me is not worthy of me,

Matthew 13:6

and when the sun was up they were scorched and dried up, because they had no root.

Matthew 13:57

And so they found a cause for stumbling over Him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet never fails to be honored except in his native neighborhood and in his own home." And so

Matthew 16:24-26

Then Jesus said to His disciples: "If anyone wants to be my disciple, he must say 'No' to self, put his cross on his shoulders, and keep on following me.

Matthew 24:9-10

At that time they will turn you over to torture, and will murder you, and you will be hated by all the heathen, because you bear my name.

Matthew 24:13

But whoever bears up to the end will be saved.

Matthew 26:31

Then Jesus said to them, "You will all stumble over me tonight, for the Scripture says, 'I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.'

Matthew 26:33

Peter answered, "Though all the rest of them stumble over you, I will never do so."

Mark 4:17

but it does not take real root in them, and so they last only a little while; then when trouble or persecution comes on account of the truth, they at once fall by the way.

Mark 8:34-36

Then He called the people to Him along with His disciples, and said to them, "If anyone wants to be my disciple, he must say, 'No' to self, put the cross on his shoulders, and keep on following me.

Mark 13:12-13

One brother will turn another over to death, and a father his child, and children will take a stand against their parents and have them put to death.

Luke 8:13

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.

Luke 9:23-25

Then He said to them all, "If anyone chooses to be my disciple, he must say 'No' to self, put the cross on his shoulders daily, and continue to follow me.

Luke 14:26-33

"If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, and still more, his own life too, he cannot be a disciple of mine.

Luke 21:12-18

But before all this takes place, people will arrest you and persecute you, and turn you over to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name's sake.

John 6:26

Jesus answered them, "I most solemnly say to you, you are looking for me, not because of the wonder-works you saw, but because you ate the loaves and had plenty.

John 6:61-65

But as Jesus naturally knew that His disciples were grumbling about this, He said to them, "Is this shocking to you?

John 6:70-71

Jesus answered them, "Did I not myself select you as the Twelve? And yet one of you is a devil."

John 12:25-26

Whoever loves his lower life will lose the higher, but whoever hates his lower life in this world preserves the higher for eternal life.

John 15:5-7

I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in union with me and I in union with him will bear abundant fruit, because you cannot do anything cut off from union with me.

Acts 8:21-23

You have no share or part in this matter, for your heart is not sincere in the sight of God.

Romans 2:7

eternal life to those who patiently continue doing good and striving for glory, honor, and immortality,

Galatians 5:6

For in union with Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor lack of it counts for anything; but only faith that is spurred on to action by love.

Galatians 6:12

These men who are trying to force you to let yourselves be circumcised simply want to make a fine outward show, only to keep you from being persecuted for the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Galatians 6:15

For neither circumcision nor the lack of it has any value, but only a new creation.

Ephesians 3:17

and that Christ in His love, through your faith, may make His permanent home in your hearts. You must be deeply rooted, your foundations must be strong,

Philippians 1:6

For I am certain of this very thing, that He who began the good work in you will go on until the day of Jesus Christ to complete it.

2 Timothy 1:15

You know that everyone here who belongs to the Roman province of Asia has deserted me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes.

2 Timothy 4:10

for Demas has forsaken me because he loved the present world, and has gone to Thessalonica; Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia;

Hebrews 10:35-39

So you must never give up your confident courage, for it holds a rich reward for you.

1 Peter 1:5

who are always guarded by the power of God through faith, in order that you may receive that final salvation which will be ready to be uncovered for you at the last time.

2 Peter 1:8-9

For if you have these qualities and they continue to increase in you, they will make you neither idle nor unproductive in attaining a full knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 John 2:19-20

They have gone out from our own number, but they did not really belong to us; for if they had, they would have stayed with us. It was to show that none of those who went out really belonged to us.

Revelation 2:13

"I know where you live, where Satan has his throne. Yet you are clinging to my name and have never renounced your faith in me, even in the days of Antipas, my faithful martyred witness, who was put to death among you, right where Satan lives,

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