John 4:38
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English Standard Version
I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor.”

King James Bible
I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.

American Standard Version
I sent you to reap that whereon ye have not labored: others have labored, and ye are entered into their labor.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have sent you to reap that in which you did not labour: others have laboured, and you have entered into their labours.

English Revised Version
I sent you to reap that whereon ye have not laboured: others have laboured, and ye are entered into their labour.

Webster's Bible Translation
I sent you to reap that on which ye bestowed no labor: other men labored, and ye have entered into their labors.

Weymouth New Testament
I sent you to reap a harvest which is not the result of your own labours. Others have laboured, and you are getting benefit from their labours."

John 4:38 Parallel
Commentary
Vincent's Word Studies

I sent (ἐγὼ ἀπέστειλα)

The I is emphatic. The aorist tense points back to the mission of the disciples as involved in their original call.

Other men

Jesus himself and all who had prepared the way for Him, such as John the Baptist.

Labored (κεκοπιάκασι)

The perfect tense. Rev., rightly, have labored, their labor showing its effects in the present case. On the word labor, see on Luke 5:5. Compare Joshua 24:13.

John 4:38 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

sent.

Acts 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added to them about three thousand souls.

Acts 4:4,32 However, many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand...

Acts 5:14 And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.)

Acts 6:7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly...

Acts 8:4-8,14-17 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word...

other.

John 1:7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

2 Chronicles 36:15 And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending...

Jeremiah 44:4 However, I sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh...

Matthew 3:1-6 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea...

Matthew 4:23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom...

Matthew 11:8-13 But what went you out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses...

Acts 10:37,38,42,43 That word, I say, you know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached...

1 Peter 1:11,12 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify...

Cross References
John 4:37
For here the saying holds true, 'One sows and another reaps.'

John 4:39
Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony, "He told me all that I ever did."

John 17:18
As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.

2 Corinthians 10:15
We do not boast beyond limit in the labors of others. But our hope is that as your faith increases, our area of influence among you may be greatly enlarged,

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