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"Casting seeds on stony ground"

Posted by ESC on March 16, 2004

In Reply to: "Casting seeds on stony ground" posted by Kerrie Hoskins on March 16, 2004

: Does anyone know the origin of this phrase?

Seeds that are sown on stony ground spring up quickly. But the plants die because they can't grow deep roots.

From a search on Bible Gateway:

Mark 4:16
And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;
(Whole Chapter: Mark 4 In context: Mark 4:15-17)

Mark 4:5
And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:
(Whole Chapter: Mark 4 In context: Mark 4:4-6)

Matthew 13:20
But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
(Whole Chapter: Matthew 13 In context: Matthew 13:19-21)

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:
(Whole Chapter: Matthew 13 In context: Matthew 13:4-6)