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.
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."
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CommentaryVincent'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.
Jesus himself and all who had prepared the way for Him, such as John the Baptist.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For here the saying holds true, 'One sows and another reaps.'
Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony, "He told me all that I ever did."
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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