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"Casting seeds on stony ground"

Posted by Kerrie on March 17, 2004

In Reply to: "Casting seeds on stony ground" posted by ESC 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)

Thanks ESC

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