Mark 4:16

16 Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy.

Mark 4:16 in Other Translations

KJV
16 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;
ESV
16 And these are the ones sown on rocky ground: the ones who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy.
NLT
16 The seed on the rocky soil represents those who hear the message and immediately receive it with joy.
MSG
16 "And some are like the seed that lands in the gravel. When they first hear the Word, they respond with great enthusiasm.
CSB
16 And these are the ones sown on rocky ground: when they hear the word, immediately they receive it with joy.

Mark 4:16 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 4:16

And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground,
&c.] Such sort of hearers of the word are signified by the stony ground, on which the seed were sown, who are constant hearers of the word, and have some understanding of it, and some sort of affection for it, and yet their hearts are not truly broken by it; they are not brought to a thorough sight and sense of sin, and of their need of Christ, and salvation by him; their stony hearts are not taken away, and hearts of flesh given them:

who when they have heard the word immediately receive it with
gladness;
seem highly pleased, and greatly delighted with it, as being a well connected scheme things; and which declares things, as heaven and eternal happiness, which they, from a principle of self love, are desirous of enjoying.

Mark 4:16 In-Context

14 The farmer sows the word.
15 Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them.
16 Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy.
17 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.
18 Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word;