Matthew 13:20

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers


King James Version

But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
New King James Version

“But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy;
New American Standard Bible

“And 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 International Version

The one who received the seed that fell on rocky places is the man who hears the word and at once receives it with joy,
The Amplified Bible

As for what was sown on thin (rocky) soil, this is he who hears the Word and at once welcomes and accepts it with joy;
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

And he who was sown upon the shallow ground where the rock layers were near the surface, this man is the one who hears the word and immediately with joy receives it.
Phillips’ Modern English

The seed sown on the stony patches represents the man who hears the message and eagerly accepts it.
Williams’ Language of the People

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,
 
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  2. Candles, Flashlights, Lasers and the Sun - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) God intends to have a variety, even an arsenal of people-types at His disposal and for His usage.

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  4. Death by Deception; Lords of Darkness - Neil Girrard Satan’s weapon against us is deception. He wields this weapon in order that he might ultimately render us dead - physically or spiritually whenever God and/or our own actions give him authority and power over us.

  5. From “Once Upon a Time...” to “Happily Ever After”? - Neil Girrard A discussion of the “once saved, always saved” theory.

  6. Joy For All? - Neil Girrard Joy is a much desired commodity in the “church” these days - but is it really the good thing we all think it is?

  7. Maturing in Christ: Advice to New - and Old - Believers - Neil Girrard The path to spiritual maturity is not just a walk up an aisle or even an overnight journey. There are many things we need to observe in our spiritual journey toward God to be certain we don’t get off the path that leads to life.

  8. The Message of the Kingdom - Neil Girrard Everyone knows the parable of the sower and the seed – so what really does the seed represent?

  9. Three Parables - Neil Girrard Three of Jesus’ parables we cannot afford to misunderstand.

  10. 4. The Wasp and the Church Member (Part 1); The “Church” Paradigm (a la Tozer) - Neil Girrard Tozer asks great questions! But if anyone else were to ask them, the most likely response will be “Oh, he’s just bitter – he’s been hurt!”
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