New Living Translation
He said to his disciples, "The harvest is great, but the workers are few.
King James Bible
Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
Darby Bible Translation
Then saith he to his disciples, The harvest is great and the workmen 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;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:37 The harvest truly is great - When Christ came into the world, it was properly the time of harvest; till then it was the seed time only. But the labourers are few - Those whom God sends; who are holy, and convert sinners. Of others there are many. Luke 10:2.
LibraryThe Compassion of Jesus
THIS is said of Christ Jesus several times in the New Testament. The original word is a very remarkable one. It is not found in classic Greek. It is not found in the Septuagint. The fact is, it was a word coined by the evangelists themselves. They did not find one in the whole Greek language that suited their purpose, and therefore they had to make one. It is expressive of the deepest emotion; a striving of the bowels--a yearning of the innermost nature with pity. As the dictionaries tell us-- Ex …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 60: 1914
Eleventh Day for More Labourers
Dread of Ridicule.
So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields."
"For the Kingdom of Heaven is like the landowner who went out early one morning to hire workers for his vineyard.
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.
You know the saying, 'Four months between planting and harvest.' But I say, wake up and look around. The fields are already ripe for harvest.
For listen! Hear the cries of the field workers whom you have cheated of their pay. The wages you held back cry out against you. The cries of those who harvest your fields have reached the ears of the LORD of Heaven's Armies.
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