Mark 4:16-17

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.

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 4:16-17 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;
19 but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.
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