Matthew 9:37
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New International Version
Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.

New Living Translation
He said to his disciples, "The harvest is great, but the workers are few.

English Standard Version
Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;

Berean Study Bible
Then He said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.

Berean Literal Bible
Then He says to His disciples, "The harvest indeed is plentiful, but the workmen are few.

New American Standard Bible
Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.

King James Bible
Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few.

International Standard Version
Then he told his disciples, "The harvest is vast, but the workers are few.

NET Bible
Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, and the labourers are few.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is large, but the workers are few.

New American Standard 1977
Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then he said unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;

King James 2000 Bible
Then said he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few;

American King James Version
Then said he to his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few;

American Standard Version
Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest indeed is plenteous, but the laborers are few.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then he saith to his disciples, The harvest indeed is great, but the labourers are few.

Darby Bible Translation
Then saith he to his disciples, The harvest [is] great and the workmen [are] few;

English Revised Version
Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then saith he to his disciples, The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.

Weymouth New Testament
Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest is abundant, but the reapers are few;

World English Bible
Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest indeed is plentiful, but the laborers are few.

Young's Literal Translation
then saith he to his disciples, 'The harvest indeed is abundant, but the workmen few;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:35-38 Jesus visited not only the great and wealthy cities, but the poor, obscure villages; and there he preached, there he healed. The souls of the meanest in the world are as precious to Christ, and should be so to us, as the souls of those who make the greatest figure. There were priests, Levites, and scribes, all over the land; but they were idol shepherds, Zec 11:17; therefore Christ had compassion on the people as sheep scattered, as men perishing for lack of knowledge. To this day vast multitudes are as sheep not having a shepherd, and we should have compassion and do all we can to help them. The multitudes desirous of spiritual instruction formed a plenteous harvest, needing many active labourers; but few deserved that character. Christ is the Lord of the harvest. Let us pray that many may be raised up and sent forth, who will labour in bringing souls to Christ. It is a sign that God is about to bestow some special mercy upon a people, when he stirs them up to pray for it. And commissions given to labourers in answer to prayer, are most likely to be successful.
Study Bible
The Lord of the Harvest
36When He saw the crowds, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37Then He said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. 38Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest.”…
Cross References
Matthew 9:38
Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest."

Matthew 20:1
For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard.

Luke 10:2
And 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.

John 4:35
Do you not say, 'There are still four months until the harvest?' I tell you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are ripe for harvest.

James 5:4
Look, the wages you withheld from the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts.
Treasury of Scripture

Then said he to his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few;

The harvest.

Matthew 28:19 Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name …

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

Luke 10:2 Therefore said he to them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers …

Luke 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his …

John 4:35,36 Say not you, There are yet four months, and then comes harvest? behold, …

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

Acts 18:10 For I am with you, and no man shall set on you to hurt you: for I …

but.

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

1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are laborers together with God: you are God's husbandry, you …

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

Philippians 2:19-21 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly to you, that …

Colossians 4:11 And Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the circumcision. …

1 Thessalonians 5:12,13 And we beseech you, brothers, to know them which labor among you, …

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

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