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But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

13:20 with joy. This hearer’s response is emotional rather than knowledgeably volitional. He hears what seems to be a happy release from his troubles and fears, and so receives Christ immediately and joyfully. But there is no root—or foundation—for his purely experiential faith. He feels good about it for a while, but salvation comes not through feelings.

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