Matthew 9:37

“Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then saith he vnto his disciples, The haruest truely is plenteous, but the labourers are few.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then He *said to His disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest indeed is plenteous, but the laborers are few.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then he said to his disciples, There is much grain but not enough men to get it in.
- Basic English Bible

Then saith he to his disciples, The harvest [is] great and the workmen [are] few;
- Darby Bible

Then saith he to his disciples, The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.
- Webster's Bible

Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest is abundant, but the reapers are few;
- Weymouth Bible

Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest indeed is plentiful, but the laborers are few.
- World English Bible

Thanne he seide to hise disciplis, Sotheli there is myche ripe corn, but fewe werk men.
- Wycliffe Bible

then saith he to his disciples, `The harvest indeed [is] abundant, but the workmen few;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 9:37


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|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 9:37


Mt 9:37 The harvest truly [is] plentiful, but the labourers [are] few. First the people are represented under the figure of sheep, scattering abroad, without a shepherd's care; next as a ripe and abandoned harvest, ready to be lost unless reapers are sent to gather it.

Discussion for Matthew 9:37

  • Ray ortiz for verse 37
    Only 10 of the people in the church does all the work. There is a very few that will work when the harvest is plenteous. We need to pray for others that need help. God be the Glory.
  • MockingBird for verse 37
    The harvest is ready to be gathered in. I as a child of God are to go and gather in that which is harvested of God. There are few reapers : I need to gather in more lost sheep for the house of God. Under His anointing and unction of Holy Spirit I can go on and labor for the Lord.
  • Iwillgo for verse 37
    this is the command from GOD on how the church of CHRIST is to be grown
  • Sometimes you may look around and wonder if anyone appears to be ready. But the spiritual realm is the realm of faith, where you trust in the reality of the unseen based on God s sure word. The harvest is plentiful, not because it always looks that way, but because Jesus said so. Many times you do not see the readiness of a heart until you take the faith steps of taking grace to obey as you then open your mouth with the Gospel. The Spirit leads. And when He leads you to engage someone in conversation, you can join Him trusting Him to work. You can trust Him for a divine appointment where God s hand is manifested and God s truth is given its weight. Cr. John Van Gelderen The Fact of a Ready Harvest.