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Matthew 13:21

    Matthew 13:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Definitions for Matthew 13:21

    By and by - At once; immediately.
    Dureth - Endures; lasts.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 13:21

    Yet hath he not root in himself - His soul is not deeply convinced of its guilt and depravity; the fallow ground is not properly ploughed up, nor the rock broken. When persecution, etc., ariseth, which he did not expect, he is soon stumbled - seeks some pretext to abandon both the doctrine and followers of Christ. Having not felt his own sore, and the plague of his heart, he has not properly discovered that this salvation is the only remedy for his soul: thus he has no motive in his heart strong enough to counteract the outward scandal of the cross; so he endureth only for the time in which there is no difficulty to encounter, no cross to bear.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 13:21

    13:21 Yet hath he not root in himself - No deep work of grace: no change in the ground of his heart. Nay, he has no deep conviction; and without this, good desires soon wither away. He is offended - He finds a thousand plausible pretences for leaving so narrow and rugged a way.