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.

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.

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.

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.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

That he would send forth - Εκβαλῃ. There seems to be an allusion here to the case of reapers, who, though the harvest was perfectly ripe, yet were in no hurry to cut it down. News of this is brought to the Lord of the harvest the farmer, and he is entreated to exert his authority, and hurry them out; and this he does because the harvest is spoiling for want of being reaped and gathered in. See the notes on Matthew 9:37, Matthew 9:38.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The harvest.

Matthew 9:37,38 Then said he to his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few...

John 4:35-38 Say not you, There are yet four months, and then comes harvest? behold, I say to you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields...

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 house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work...

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed on me was not in vain...

2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you receive not the grace of God in vain.

Philippians 2:25,30 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labor, and fellow soldier, but your messenger...

Colossians 1:29 Whereunto I also labor, striving according to his working, which works in me mightily.

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers...

1 Thessalonians 2:9 For you remember, brothers, our labor and travail: for laboring night and day, because we would not be chargeable to any of you...

1 Thessalonians 5:12 And we beseech you, brothers, to know them which labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

1 Timothy 4:10,15,16 For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men...

1 Timothy 5:17,18 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctrine...

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 evangelist, make full proof of your ministry.

Philemon 1:1 Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, to Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellow laborer,

are.

1 Kings 18:22 Then said Elijah to the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of the LORD; but Baal's prophets are four hundred and fifty men.

1 Kings 22:6-8 Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said to them...

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

Ezekiel 34:2-6 Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say to them, Thus said the Lord GOD to the shepherds...

Zechariah 11:5,17 Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty: and they that sell them say, Blessed be the LORD; for I am rich...

Matthew 9:36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad...

Acts 16:9,10 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia...

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 it not; for it is given to the Gentiles...

pray.

2 Thessalonians 3:1 Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:

the Lord.

Luke 9:1 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.

Numbers 11:17,29 And I will come down and talk with you there: and I will take of the spirit which is on you, and will put it on them...

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 you with knowledge and understanding.

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

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 about Stephen traveled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch...

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 which the Holy Ghost has made you overseers...

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, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings...

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

1 Timothy 1:12-14 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry...

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 that holds the seven stars in his right hand...

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Definiteness of Purpose in Christian Work
TEXT: "Salute no man by the way."--Luke 10:4. Luke is the only one of the Evangelists giving us the account of the sending out of the seventy. The others tell us that Christ called certain men unto him and commissioned them to tell his story; but in this instance after Jesus had said, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head," he calls the seventy and sends them forth prepared to endure any sacrifice or suffer any affliction if only
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot

January 9 Evening
One thing is needful.--LUKE 10:42. There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us. Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased. As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God.--O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land,
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

On the Words of the Gospel, Luke x. 2, "The Harvest Truly is Plenteous," Etc.
1. By the lesson of the Gospel which has just been read, we are reminded to search what that harvest is of which the Lord says, "The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few. Pray ye the Lord of the harvest, that He would send forth labourers into His harvest." [3262] Then to His twelve disciples, whom He also named Apostles, He added other seventy-two, and sent them all, as appears from His words, to the harvest then ready. What then was that harvest? For that harvest was not among these
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament

On the Words of the Gospel, Luke x. 38, "And a Certain Woman Named Martha Received Him into Her House," Etc.
1. The words of our Lord Jesus Christ which have just been read out of the Gospel, give us to understand, that there is some one thing for which we must be making, when we toil amid the manifold engagements of this life. Now we make for this as being yet in pilgrimage, and not in our abiding place; as yet in the way, not yet in our country; as yet in longing, not yet in enjoyment. Yet let us make for it, and that without sloth and without intermission, that we may some time be able to reach it. 2.
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament

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.

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