John 4:37

And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And herein is that saying true: One soweth, and another reapeth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For in this {case} the saying is true, 'One sows and another reaps.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For herein is the saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In this the saying is a true one, One does the planting, and another gets in the grain.
- Basic English Bible

For in this is [verified] the true saying, It is one who sows and another who reaps.
- Darby Bible

And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
- Webster's Bible

For it is in this that you see the real meaning of the saying, `The sower is one person, and the reaper is another.'
- Weymouth Bible

For in this the saying is true, 'One sows, and another reaps.'
- World English Bible

In this thing is the word trewe, for anothir is that sowith, and anothir that repith.
- Wycliffe Bible

for in this the saying is the true one, that one is the sower and another the reaper.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 4:37


4:37 That saying - A common proverb; One soweth - The prophets and Christ; another reapeth - The apostles and succeeding ministers.


People's Bible Notes for John 4:37


Joh 4:37 One soweth, and another reapeth. This was a common proverb, growing out of constant human experience, true of worldly and spiritual things. How often has the patient pastor sowed, and then the evangelist has reaped in a meeting the results!

Discussion for John 4:37

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