"Commentary on Mark 4:13". and how shall ye, etc. And these are the ones by the wayside where the word is sown. Notice that even with this âsimpleâ parable, the disciples themselves do not understand (Mark 4:10, 4:13, 4:33, 4:34). It appears by how Luke phrases this that Jesus was being tempted for the entire forty days (cf. "Commentary on Mark 4:13". Cf. 13 And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? The view that parables were a common method of instruction among the Jews does not seem to be well founded. "Commentary on Mark 4:13". - The scope and design of which is so very obvious. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. BibliographyNicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. And a great multitude was gathered to Him, so that He got into a boat and sat [in it] on the sea; and the whole multitude was on the land facing the sea. "Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament". Luke: Luke's Good News - by Hilda Bright. 16). 2013. ? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/mark-4.html. Wrong interpretations are those which do not tend to conversion and forgiveness (Mark 4:12). Angels often have roles administering Godâs judgment as shown also (in chapters of Genesis 18, Isaiah 37 and Rev. Empedocles angustas esse sensuum semitas dixit: Empedocles said that the pathways of the senses were too narrow. All English versions follow Beza in making two questions; but Luther, and apparently Vulg., make οὐκ οἴδατε categorical, Ye know not, which is probably right. âAll parablesâ: Understanding the parable of the sower was to be key in the discipleâs ability to discern the meaning of Jesusâ other parables of the kingdom (verses 21-34). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/mark-4.html. 1909-1922. How will you understand all the parables? Mark 4:9. App-132. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, And he saith unto them, know ye not this parable, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible. But the descriptions in the parable had been commonplace ones and without that first clue the parable is not as clear as it would be once the clue was given. American Tract Society. That seeing, they may see, and not perceive. Cf. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/fam/mark-4.html. BibliographyVincent, Marvin R. DD. Then how will you understand all the parables? and how then will ye know all parables? "Commentary on Mark 4:13". Mark 1:13; cf. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/mark-4.html. It is not a reproof, but means: ‘You find you cannot understand this without assistance.’ The next question: and how then will ye know all parables? Mark 12:1-9, for example, is clearly intended as an allegory. is like Mt. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. Mark 4:13 "And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? 1871-8. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". extends the thought to all parables, but intimates further: ‘The first parable of the kingdom is the basis of all the rest. Mark 4:13-20. James Rosscup writes that "This was the great work in the life of the versatile Dean of Canterbury. The parables, which I have spoken or may hereafter speak. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". i. 14 The farmer sows the word. (ουκ οιδατε την παραβολην ταυτεν ouk oidate tēn parabolēn tauteṉ). Mark: Christ in Mark's Gospel - by Keith Simons (1200 word vocabulary) no Bible text. "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". The words contain a gentle reproof for their dulness. "Commentary on Mark 4:13". BibliographyPett, Peter. TO KNOW: Mark wrote his gospel to encourage Christians who were suffering persecution for their faith.In chapter 13, Mark used an "apocalyptic" form of writing that was â¦ But it also warns them that they must put more effort into their interpretation. 1865-1868. if not this single one, and which is so plain, how will ye be able to understand the numerous parables hereafter to be related, and which will be much more difficult? and how then will ye know all parables? Moses represents those who die and go to glory, and Elijah represents those who are caught up to heaven without death (as in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). And there is nothing forced about the applications, either in that parable there, or the one here. What means this? ", Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. They had asked Jesus his reasons for using parables. When they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts. Mt. The Sermon on the Mount (chapters 5-7) immediately follows, and constitutes the largest collection of Jesus' teachings in the Gospels. Luke: The Man Christ Jesus - by Ian Mackervoy. It concerns those who hear the word of the gospel, to mark what they hear, and to make a good use of it, because their weal or woe depends upon it; what he had said before he saith again, If any man have ears to hear, let him hear, v. 23. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. ignore the change from οἴδατε to γνώσεσθε, and A.V. An answer to the second question, implied in Mark 4:10. Know ye not this parable? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/mark-4.html. 2012. The sum of Old Testament revelation comes to meet with Jesus at the Mount of Transfiguration. Mark 4:13-20 NKJV. The Parable of the Sower Explained (Matt. What a shame is that! We are so used to it that it seems obvious, but we are not hearing it for the first time without an explanation. Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges. 15 Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. 1685. and how then will ye know all parables? 34 He did not speak to them k without a parable, but l privately to his own disciples he m explained everything. As Cranfield noted, this verse "suggests in some sense that the parable of the soils is the key to all the parables. How will you understand all the parables? = Have ye no intuitive knowledge of. And He said to them, âDo you not understand this parable? ii. Used by permission of Broadman Press (Southern Baptist Sunday School Board). c. To those who are outside, all things come in parables, so that âSeeing they may see and not perceiveâ : Parables, in their spiritual function, are more like riddles or puzzles than easy illustrations. Know ye not . Broadman Press 1932,33. New American Standard Bible (NASB). THE CONTEXT Jesus' baptism (3:13-17) and temptation (4:1-11) immediately precede this lesson, so this is the beginning of Jesus' ministry. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Matthew 4:12-23 EXEGESIS: MATTHEW 3-8. ÎºÎ±á½¶ á¼Î»ÎµÎ³ÎµÎ½ : this phrase is wanting in Mt., and the summons to reflection is more pithily expressed there = who hath ears let him hear. NASB, The Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Daily Bible, Paperback: Holy Bible, New American Standard Bible, NASB, Classic Reference Bible, Red Letter Edition: The Perfect Choice for Word-for-Word Study of the Bible, NASB, Zondervan NASB Study Bible, Red Letter Edition, NASB, Thinline Bible, Red Letter Edition, 1995 Text, Comfort Print, NASB, MacArthur Study Bible: Holy Bible, New American Standard Bible, NASB, Single-Column Reference Bible, Wide Margin, 1995 Text, Comfort Print. "Commentary on Mark 4:13". How then will you understand any parable? 15Â These are the ones who are beside the road where the word is sown; and when they hear, immediately (B)Satan comes and takes away the word which has been sown in them. "Commentary on Mark 4:13". Î¼Î¬Î´Î¹ 4 - 'Greek: Modern' translation alongside Explanation of Mark 4 and Nothing But Parables ä¸æ ÄeÅ¡tina Nederlands français á¥áá áá£áá ááá Deutsch italiano æ¥æ¬èª íêµì´ português PyccÄ¸Ð¸Ð¹ Srpski, Ð¡ÑÐ¿ÑÐºÐ¸ Español svenska Tagalog How will you understand all the parables? Jesus Calms a Storm. (13) How then will ye know all parables?âThe question is peculiar to St. Mark, and suggests the thought of our Lord as contemplating for His disciples an ever-growing insight, not only into His own spoken parables, but into those of nature and of life. And how shall you know all parables?” ’. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/mark-4.html. BibliographyGill, John. [â See verse text â] "Joined together" is from the Greek root word syzeugnymi which literally means to harness two people to the same yoke. "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/mark-4.html. John had himself clearly used ‘parabolic’ forms of expression illustrating the going forth of the word of God and its impact, in terms of agriculture and nature, and of abundant grain (Matthew 3:6-12; Luke 3:7-9; Luke 3:17). . Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. The idea that Jesus could not have intended a number of lessons to be contained in His parable has little foundation in fact. The question is followed up by the answer. It Isaiah , after all, one of the easier ones to understand. And how then will ye know all parables?] Barclay 1975:43; Bock 1994:370). Parable of the Sower and the Four Soils: Matthew 13:3-8, 18-23; Mark 4:3-8, 14-20; Luke 8:5-8, 11-15 The parable of the sower and the four soils is a story told â¦ which is so plain and obvious. "E.W. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/mark-4.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/mark-4.html. Here it may suffice to state briefly what has already been fully explained, that the doctrine is not, strictly speaking, or by itself, or in its own nature, but by accident, the cause of blindness. PARABLE OF THE SOWER EXPLAINED - Mark 4:13-20 13 And He (Jesus) said to them, âDo you not understand this parable? The Parable of the Sower concerns a sower who scatters seed, which falls on four different types of ground. How will you understand all the parables'" This statement is unique to Mark, but shows that Jesus expected the disciples to understand. Melancthon was heard to say, that he did not believe that there was any one man to be found in all Germany that could rightly understand one whole page in Aristotle’s Organon. They also represent the Law (Moses) and the Prophets (Elijah). "Commentary on Mark 4:13". 1832. 14 The sower sows the word. HENRY ALFORD The Greek New Testament Commentary on the Gospel of Mark. The significance of this parable is stated in Mk 4:13. 13. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/mark-4.html. It does not introduce a customary utterance (ἔλεγεν), but the explanation given on one occasion of a particular parable. And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? 1851. Mark 4:13. οὐκ οἴδατε, do ye not know) Jesus marks with reproof the question of the disciples.— καὶ πῶς, and how then) The parable concerning the seed is the primary and foudamental one [the foundation of all the others].— πάσας, all) constituting and comprising the perfect doctrine of Christ. This interpretation seems less consistent with Scripture, however. This introductory formula marks the beginning of a new section and breaks the connexion with Mark 4:10-12. And Democritus, that the truth lay hidden in a pit that had no bottom. "Commentary on Mark 4:13". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/mark-4.html. Sower and harvester are the same. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/vnt/mark-4.html. Ver. there are few, and to Christ’s hearers they were a novelty. Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. How then will you understand any parable? Know ye not this parable? The desires of other things choke the word â A deep and important truth! Know ye not this parable? Incapacity to comprehend this parable of the sower raises doubt about all the others on this day and at all times. Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. 4:13 "'Do you not understand this parable? Renewal 1960. Philippians 4:13 says, âI can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.â Christian athletes often quote this verse when they win a game, match, or event. " The fact of our Lord's drawing a number of analogies from it would also suggest the propriety of looking for analogies in all the parables. If they had the explanation of this, they had the key for the understanding of all others.’ Hence our Lord gives, not rules of interpretation, but examples, one of which is here preserved, to be our guide in interpretation. Bibliography"Commentary on Mark 4:13". FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (YEAR B) SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, MARK 13:33-37 (Isaiah 63:16b-17,19b, 64:2-7; Psalm 80; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9)KEY VERSE: "Watch, therefore; you do not know when the lord of the house is coming" (v 35). How will you understand all the parables? Check out The Gospel according to Mark (New Jerusalem version) (Condensed): Mark 4:13-20 The parable of the sower explained by David Guthrie on Amazon Music. Mark 4:13. οὐκ οἴδατε … γνώσεσθε: not one question = know ye not this parable, and how ye shall know all, etc. 1879-90. That such a way of interpreting parables is subject to grave abuses, none will deny; but it is equally obvious that the limitation of parables to "one main point" is ridiculous. 1905. 7. Such a rebuke is not likely to have been invented at a later time when the Apostles and those who had directly followed Jesus, and were eyewitnesses, had great prestige. New York, USA. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. After presenting this parable to the multitude, Jesus interprets it for His disciples in Matthew 13:18-23; Mark 4:13-20; and Luke 8:11-15. Mark 4:13-20 New International Version (NIV). Οὐκ οἴδατε. BibliographyEdwards, Justin. This parable contained instruction so important, that all capable of hearing were bound to attend to it. 1897-1910. But if they were such slow scholars in this early stage, how was that insight to be imparted? So easy to be understood, taken from things common, and which fall under every one's observation: and how then will you know all parables? (so Meyer and Weiss), but two = know ye not this parable? 1983-1999. Know ye not this parable? BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Mark 4:13". "Commentary on Mark 4:13". What does Mark 10:9 mean? Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. BibliographyClarke, Adam. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit--This case is that of ground not thoroughly cleaned of the thistles, &c.; which, rising above the good seed, "choke" or "smother" it, excluding light and air, and drawing away the moisture and richness of the soil. The sower sows the word. The question implies a rebuke to the disciples as well as surprise on the part of Christ. "The blindness of men is so universal that even the disciples are not exempt from it." Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". Know ye not this parable! Adam and Eve tried to hide from God after they sinned, but they could not do it, and neither can we. âDo you not understand this parable? 2. "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". Mark 4:13-20. How then will you understand all the parables? 15 These are the ones who are beside the road where the word is sown; and when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word which has been sown in them. "Commentary on Mark 4:13". But probably more accurately described as "The Parable Of The Four Soils" c. Told by Jesus to illustrate different reactions to the gospel message [Mark's account of the parable is given in Mk 4:1-20 (please read). Both A.V. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". 1874-1909. God Himself sees everything, including our deepest thoughts and motives (4:13). Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.com. 13. καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς. Once the man has left his parents and held fast to his wife, the two are joined together by God. 13:18â23; Luke 8:11â15 ) Tools. In Luke 20:44 and John 12:34, καὶ πῶς is preceded by a statement. Charles Schribner's Sons. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/mark-4.html. If they cannot understand this one which is so clear, how will they get on with the more problematic ones? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cgt/mark-4.html. 3 Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow: https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/mark-4.html. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". Some think Mark 13:32 refers to the rapture. All parables — Of which this is the first, and in a great degree the key. in sparing the Twelve, and he omits the rebuke. Know ye not this parable? This verse is not found in any of the other evangelists. And how then will ye know all parables?" Mark 4:13. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? The question implies that the Sower is a leading and testing parable, prima et fundamentalis (Beng.). 1765. oida. â Which is as it were the foundation of all those that I shall speak hereafter; and is so easy to be understood? All rights reserved. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. ‘How then shall you know all the parables?’ Perhaps His words here were intended to dampen down any feeling of superiority they may have been developing because they saw themselves as His true followers. "Commentary on Mark 4:13". 1887. It is explained in the following verses: BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. The Expositor's Greek Testament. BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. Mark chapter 4 KJV (King James Version) 1 And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land.. 2 And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,. 1871-8. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/mark-4.html. This question implies surprise at their dulness though initiated into the secret of God‘s Kingdom. The word âopenâ means ânaked.â Anaxagoras the philosopher found himself benighted, and complained, omnia esse circumfusa tenebris, that there was a general darkness upon men’s understandings. a. In either case we have an expression of surprise and disappointment; see on Mark 6:6. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". and R.V. And he said to them, âDo you not understand this parable? Greek. All rights reserved. The Parable of the Sower, also known as the Parable of the Soils, or, the Parable of the Four Soils, is one of the few parables which was explained by Jesus Himself, exclusively to His twelve disciples. The sower sows the word. Probably this was said not so much in the spirit of rebuke, as to call their attention to the exposition of it which He was about to give, and so train them to the right apprehension of His future parables. It is impossible to hide from God! Isaiah , after all, one of the easier ones to understand. This verse is peculiar to Mk. 16 In a similar way these are â¦ https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/mark-4.html. and how shall ye know all the parables? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/mark-4.html. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. 13 And He *said to them, âDo you not understand this parable? If they understand not this, they could not understand any that followed. "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/mark-4.html. The parable of the sower. Copyright StatementThe Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. These eager hearers have revealed their inability to grasp truth and to link it up with what they have heard before in the ministry of John the Baptiser. The summons implies â¦ BibliographyTorrey, R. A. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". - Of which mode of teaching ye should be perfect masters, in order that ye may be able successfully to teach others. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". "The blindness of men is so universal that even the disciples are not exempt from it. ignores the τάς: How then shall ye come to know all My parables? The human heart is like receptive soil to the seed of the Word of God. 13Â (A)And He *said to them, âDo you not understand this parable? 18Â And others are the ones sown with seed among the thorns; these are the ones who have heard the word, 19Â but the worries of (C)the [b]world, and the (D)deceitfulness of wealth, and the desires for other things enter and choke the word, and it [c]becomes unfruitful. John Trapp Complete Commentary. "Commentary on Mark 4:13". Used by Permission. Mark 4:13. And this helps to confirm that what follows are His words as well. It is probably accidental that all three, together with the parable which is peculiar to Mk, have to do with vegetation. A Divine supplement, here. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". Had we been in the same situation we too may not have fully understood. "Commentary on Mark 4:13". καὶ τίς; Mark 10:26; Luke 10:29; Luke 18:26; John 9:36; 2 Corinthians 2:2. Mark 4:13-20. ). 15 âThese are the ones who are beside the road where the Word is Sown; and when they hear, immediately Satan comesâ¦ (21-34) Christ stills the tempest. 13. The first lesson in interpreting is given in that which is a pattern and exemplar of the method of interpretation. New American Standard BibleÂ®, Copyright Â© 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995, 2020 by The Lockman Foundation. 1896. BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. Yet He feels that they should have done so. They had all really one burden: the disappointing result of Christ’s past ministry. Copyright © Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. Romans 11:33. None but Jesus could have given it. . Mark: Mark's Good News - by Hilda Bright. How then will ye know all parables? Gross ignorance, under excellent means of knowledge, is a blushful sin. (35-41) Commentary on Mark 4:1-20 (Read Mark 4:1-20). 1999. The emphasis is on the power of the seed to grow of itself without human intervention . — Probably this was said not so much in the spirit of rebuke, as to call their attention to the exposition of it which He was about to give, and so train them to the right apprehension of His future parables. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/mark-4.html. but rather implying that to understand the Sower was to understand all the parables spoken that day ( πάσας τὰς παρ.). BibliographySchaff, Philip. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them. 14Â The sower sows the word. Mark 4:13-20 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Explanation. does not like either and substitutes “Hear then ye the parable of the Sower.” See Mt.’s treatment of Mark 9:10; Mark 9:32; Mark 9:34; Mark 14:40. "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". "Commentary on Mark 4:13". BibliographyRobertson, A.T. "Commentary on Mark 4:13". They only knew that it had a spiritual message to convey that they had, at least partly, missed. The Parable of the Sower is recorded in three of the four biblical Gospels â Matthew 13:1-23, Mark 4:1-20, and Luke 8:1-15. "Commentary on Mark 4:13". Mark 4:12. "Commentary on Mark 4:13". BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. (so most), the meaning being, not: if ye know not the simpler how shall ye know the more difficult? It was not so obvious to the first hearers. 13 Then Jesus said to them, âDonât you understand this parable? See notes on Matthew 13:19-23. Let's look at the meaning of this Scripture and study the Bible commentary. Jesus believed that the disciples should have understood the parable of the soils. BibliographyTrapp, John. BibliographyConstable, Thomas. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. Posted by DJL on May 23, 2012 in Daily Bread | 1 comment. It is one of the three which all three record, the others being the Mustard-seed and The Wicked Husbandmen. 20Â And those are the ones sown with seed on the good soil; and they hear the word and accept it and (E)bear fruit, thirty, sixty, and a hundred times as much.â. Know ye not this parable?] 33 h With many such parables he spoke i the word to them, j as they were able to hear it. How nmch less can any one understand gospel mysteries, but by a supernatural light! And He said to them, "Do you not understand this parable? As in the parables which we have endeavoured to explain in Matthew 13:1-58, we shall take this parable and the Lord's own exposition of the different parts of it together. DD. Why then did they still not see? * [4:26â29] Only Mark records the parable of the seedâs growth. And he saith unto them, Know ye not this parable? "Family Bible New Testament". 16 Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy. 13 Then Jesus said to them, âDonât you understand this parable? BibliographyWesley, John. Daniel 4:13 "I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and a holy one came down from heaven;" This watcher was an angel, a servant of God, who controlled a nationâs rise or fall. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/mark-4.html. and how then will ye know all parables? Go to. The rapture is the coming day when Jesus will call all believers, living and dead, and meet them in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:13â18; 1 Corinthians 15:50â54). "Commentary on Mark 4:13". Winer, p. 545. ", Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, "Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow. [Note: Cranfield, p97.]. Copyright StatementThe text of this work is public domain. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". An outcome of this production was the New Testament for English Readers (4 vols. The Romans thought they had victory tied to them; we have not the knowledge of divine truths tied to us, &c. But as the Romans dedicated a lake (the depth whereof was unknown) to Victory, so must we be wise to sobriety; and what we cannot comprehend of God’s revealed will, run to Christ, and he will teach us, but still cry, "Oh the depth!" The desire of any thing, otherwise than as it leads to happiness in God, directly tends to barrenness of soul. Know ye not this parable â Which is, as it were, the foundation of all those that I shall speak hereafter; and is so easy to be understood? All other rights reserved. This is a very good question. 14 âThe Sower sows The Word. Complete Concise Chapter Contents. 16Â And in a similar way these are the ones sown with seed on the rocky places, who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy; 17Â and yet they have no firm root in themselves, but are only temporary; then, when affliction or persecution occurs because of the word, immediately they [a]fall away. How will you understand all the parables?