John 4:38

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I sent you to reape that, whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and yee are entred into their labours.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored and you have entered into their labor."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I sent you to reap that whereon ye have not labored: others have labored, and ye are entered into their labor.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I sent you to get in grain which you had no hand in planting: other men did that work, and you take the reward.
- Basic English Bible

I have sent you to reap that on which ye have not laboured; others have laboured, and ye have entered into their labours.
- Darby Bible

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

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."
- Weymouth Bible

I sent you to reap that for which you haven't labored. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor."
- World English Bible

Y sente you to repe, that that ye `haue not trauelid; `othere men han trauelid, and ye han entrid `in to her trauels.
- Wycliffe Bible

I sent you to reap that on which ye have not laboured; others laboured, and ye into their labour have entered.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 4:38


4:38 I - he Lord of the whole harvest, have sent you - He had employed them already in baptizing, #John 4:2|.


People's Bible Notes for John 4:38


Joh 4:38 I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour. The verb "sent" is past, and refers to some event before the present incident. The disciples had baptized multitudes, "more disciples than John" (Joh 4:1); so many that John's disciples reported "all men come unto him" (Joh 3:26). They had baptized these (Joh 4:2), reaping the fruit of John's labor.

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