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

  • Lu2677
    Nitpicking is squabbling over something that is irrelevant, minor, unimportant. When someone changes a simple word in scripture to a group of words that suits himself, and then tells someone they are not saved because they don't embrace the "group of words"; to object to this is not nitpicking. I said my peace, with Scripture to make my plea. (Although some here won't like it)
  • C
    Nitpicking. Picking lice eggs from someone's hair or clothing.
  • Blind
    The scriptures are composed of many witness accounts along with testimonies from Prophets and Sons of God. Ultimately they are a dialogue from God for our benefit. Let our study please the Father for what is written in this Book exists nowhere else on earth. Let these words sink down in our ears to our hearts, defiled from generations of misbegotten sinners who have lost their way.
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 9:37 THEN SAITH HE UNTO HIS DISCIPLES THE HARVEST TRULY IS PLENTEOUS BUT THE LABORERS ARE FEW 9:37 PRAY YOU THEREFORE THE LORD OF THE HARVEST THAT HE WILL SEND FORTH LABORERS INTO HIS HARVEST 1 CORINTHIANS 16:15 I BESEECH YOU BRETHREN YOU KNOW THE HOUSE OF STEPHANAS THAT IT IS THE FIRST FRUITS OF ACHAIA AND THAT THEY ADDICTED THEMSELVES TO THE MINISTRY OF THE SAINTS
  • David
    Jesus came to heal those who believed in his ability to heal. He was the new wine, so to speak. But he knew his time on earth was short and made sure the whole world at that time new of his ministry, which was pure but couched in the mysteries og God. Thus he spoke in parables, ie. The kingdom of God is like such and such. Thus those with faith to be healed were healed. Their doubts were gone
  • Irene123
    Now, to me, knit-picking is taking a scripture(s) and taking IT apart - to mean what it doesn't. What I've done is only quoted scripture - as is. Acts 2:37 - the people asked a simple SINCERE question and Peter, with the 'keys' Jesus had given him - answered them - and - 3,000 were added - THAT DAY!!! Okay, now show where I knit picked here ................