Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Mark 4:16 in English Standard Version "And these are the ones sown on rocky ground: the ones who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy." Isa 58:2 Yet they seek me daily and delight to know my ways, as if they were a nation that did righteousness and did not forsake the judgment of their God; they ask of me righteous judgments; they delight to draw near to God. Eze 33:31 And they come to you as people come, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear what you say but they will not do it; for with lustful talk in their mouths they act; their heart is set on their gain. Mr 6:20 for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed, and yet he heard him gladly. Joh 5:35 He was a burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light.