John 4:37
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New International Version
Thus the saying 'One sows and another reaps' is true.

New Living Translation
You know the saying, 'One plants and another harvests.' And it's true.

English Standard Version
For here the saying holds true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’

Berean Study Bible
For in this case the saying 'One sows and another reaps' is true.

Berean Literal Bible
For in this, the saying is true, that is, 'One is sowing, and another is reaping.'

New American Standard Bible
"For in this case the saying is true, 'One sows and another reaps.'

King James Bible
And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For in this case the saying is true: One sows and another reaps.'

International Standard Version
In this respect the saying is true: 'One person sows, and another person harvests.'

NET Bible
For in this instance the saying is true, 'One sows and another reaps.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For in this is a word of truth, that 'One sows and another reaps.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In this respect the saying is true: 'One person plants, and another person harvests.'

New American Standard 1977
“For in this case the saying is true, ‘One sows, and another reaps.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
And herein is that saying true, One sows and another reaps.

King James 2000 Bible
And in this is that saying true, One sows, and another reaps.

American King James Version
And herein is that saying true, One sows, and another reaps.

American Standard Version
For herein is the saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For in this is the saying true: That it is one man that soweth, and it is another that reapeth.

Darby Bible Translation
For in this is [verified] the true saying, It is one who sows and another who reaps.

English Revised Version
For herein is the saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.

Webster's Bible Translation
And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.

Weymouth New Testament
For it is in this that you see the real meaning of the saying, 'The sower is one person, and the reaper is another.'

World English Bible
For in this the saying is true, 'One sows, and another reaps.'

Young's Literal Translation
for in this the saying is the true one, that one is the sower and another the reaper.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:27-42 The disciples wondered that Christ talked thus with a Samaritan. Yet they knew it was for some good reason, and for some good end. Thus when particular difficulties occur in the word and providence of God, it is good to satisfy ourselves that all is well that Jesus Christ says and does. Two things affected the woman. The extent of his knowledge. Christ knows all the thoughts, words, and actions, of all the children of men. And the power of his word. He told her secret sins with power. She fastened upon that part of Christ's discourse, many would think she would have been most shy of repeating; but the knowledge of Christ, into which we are led by conviction of sin, is most likely to be sound and saving. They came to him: those who would know Christ, must meet him where he records his name. Our Master has left us an example, that we may learn to do the will of God as he did; with diligence, as those that make a business of it; with delight and pleasure in it. Christ compares his work to harvest-work. The harvest is appointed and looked for before it comes; so was the gospel. Harvest-time is busy time; all must be then at work. Harvest-time is a short time, and harvest-work must be done then, or not at all; so the time of the gospel is a season, which if once past, cannot be recalled. God sometimes uses very weak and unlikely instruments for beginning and carrying on a good work. Our Saviour, by teaching one poor woman, spread knowledge to a whole town. Blessed are those who are not offended at Christ. Those taught of God, are truly desirous to learn more. It adds much to the praise of our love to Christ and his word, if it conquers prejudices. Their faith grew. In the matter of it: they believed him to be the Saviour, not only of the Jews but of the world. In the certainty of it: we know that this is indeed the Christ. And in the ground of it, for we have heard him ourselves.
Study Bible
The Disciples Return and Marvel
36Already the reaper draws his wages and gathers a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may rejoice together. 37For in this case the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true. 38I sent you to reap what you have not worked for; others have done the hard work, and now you have taken up their labor.”…
Cross References
Job 31:8
Let me sow and another eat, And let my crops be uprooted.

Micah 6:15
"You will sow but you will not reap. You will tread the olive but will not anoint yourself with oil; And the grapes, but you will not drink wine.

John 4:36
Already the reaper draws his wages and gathers a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may rejoice together.

John 4:38
I sent you to reap what you have not worked for; others have done the hard work, and now you have taken up their labor."

John 14:12
Truly, truly, I tell you, whoever believes in Me will also do the works that I am doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
Treasury of Scripture

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