Luke 10:2
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New International Version
He told them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.

New Living Translation
These were his instructions to them: "The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.

English Standard Version
And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.

New American Standard Bible
And He was saying to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.

King James Bible
Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He told them: "The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.

International Standard Version
So he instructed them, "The harvest is vast, but the workers are few. So ask the Lord of the harvest to send workers out into his harvest.

NET Bible
He said to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to them, “The harvest is great and the workers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send workers to his harvest.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He told them, "The harvest is large, but the workers are few. So ask the Lord who gives this harvest to send workers to harvest his crops.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore he said unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray you therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest.

American King James Version
Therefore said he to them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray you therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest.

American Standard Version
And he said unto them, The harvest indeed is plenteous, but the laborers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send forth laborers into his harvest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to them: The harvest indeed is great, but the labourers are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send labourers into his harvest.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to them, The harvest indeed [is] great, but the workmen few; supplicate therefore the Lord of the harvest that he may send out workmen into his harvest.

English Revised Version
And he said unto them, The harvest is plenteous, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send forth labourers into his harvest.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore said he to them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest.

Weymouth New Testament
And He addressed them thus: "The harvest is abundant, but the reapers are few: therefore entreat the Owner of the harvest to send out more reapers into His fields. And now go.

World English Bible
Then he said to them, "The harvest is indeed plentiful, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore to the Lord of the harvest, that he may send out laborers into his harvest.

Young's Literal Translation
then said he unto them, 'The harvest indeed is abundant, but the workmen few; beseech ye then the Lord of the harvest, that He may put forth workmen to His harvest.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:1-16 Christ sent the seventy disciples, two and two, that they might strengthen and encourage one another. The ministry of the gospel calls men to receive Christ as a Prince and a Saviour; and he will surely come in the power of his Spirit to all places whither he sends his faithful servants. But the doom of those who receive the grace of God in vain, will be very fearful Those who despise the faithful ministers of Christ, who think meanly of them, and look scornfully upon them, will be reckoned as despisers of God and Christ.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. This and many of the sayings reported on this occasion had been said apparently before, when the twelve had been sent out on a similar mission. It seems almost certain that, on several occasions, the Lord repeated the same expressions containing great truths, with scarcely any variation in language. The harvest simile was evidently a favourite one of the Master. "The field is the world" he told them in the parable of the sower. It is reproduced by St. John (Revelation 14:14-19).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Therefore said he unto them,.... That is, the "Lord Jesus", as the Ethiopic version expresses it; he said to the seventy disciples, what he had before said to the twelve apostles in Matthew 9:37 where are the same words as here:

the harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few, pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest that he would send forth labourers into his harvest; for though there was such a number of disciples called to the ministerial work, and sent out, there was still need of more; so great was the harvest of souls, or number of hearers, that the labourers were yet but few; and therefore the Lord of the harvest and whose all souls are, was to be prayed unto to send forth more laborious preachers; See Gill on Matthew 9:37. See Gill on Matthew 9:38.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2. The harvest, &c.—(See on [1623]Mt 9:37).

pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest—(See on [1624]Mt 9:38).

Luke 10:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Sends Out the Seventy-Two
1Now after this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them in pairs ahead of Him to every city and place where He Himself was going to come. 2And He was saying to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. 3"Go; behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.…
Cross References
Matthew 9:37
Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.

Matthew 9:38
Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."

John 4:35
Don't you have a saying, 'It's still four months until harvest'? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.
Treasury of Scripture

Therefore said he to them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray you therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest.

The harvest.

Matthew 9:37,38 Then said he to his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but …

John 4:35-38 Say not you, There are yet four months, and then comes harvest? behold, …

1 Corinthians 3:6-9 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase…

the labourers.

Matthew 20:1 For the kingdom of heaven is like to a man that is an householder…

Mark 13:34 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his …

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed …

2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you …

Philippians 2:25,30 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, …

Colossians 1:29 Whereunto I also labor, striving according to his working, which …

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always …

1 Thessalonians 2:9 For you remember, brothers, our labor and travail: for laboring night …

1 Thessalonians 5:12 And we beseech you, brothers, to know them which labor among you, …

1 Timothy 4:10,15,16 For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust …

1 Timothy 5:17,18 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, …

2 Timothy 2:3-6 You therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ…

2 Timothy 4:5 But watch you in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an …

Philemon 1:1 Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, to Philemon …

are.

1 Kings 18:22 Then said Elijah to the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet …

1 Kings 22:6-8 Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four …

Isaiah 56:9-12 All you beasts of the field, come to devour, yes, all you beasts …

Ezekiel 34:2-6 Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and …

Zechariah 11:5,17 Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty: and they …

Matthew 9:36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, …

Acts 16:9,10 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of …

Philippians 2:21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.

Revelation 11:2,3 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure …

pray.

2 Thessalonians 3:1 Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have …

the Lord.

Luke 9:1 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power …

Numbers 11:17,29 And I will come down and talk with you there: and I will take of …

Psalm 68:11 The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.

Jeremiah 3:15 And I will give you pastors according to my heart, which shall feed …

Mark 16:15,20 And he said to them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel …

Acts 8:4 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.

Acts 11:19 Now they which were scattered abroad on the persecution that arose …

Acts 13:2,4 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said…

Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, over the …

Acts 22:21 And he said to me, Depart: for I will send you far hence to the Gentiles.

Acts 26:15-18 And I said, Who are you, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom you persecute…

1 Corinthians 12:28 And God has set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, …

Ephesians 4:7-12 But to every one of us is given grace according to the measure of …

1 Timothy 1:12-14 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has enabled me, for that he …

Hebrews 3:6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we…

Revelation 2:1 To the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things said he …

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