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

  • 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 ................
  • Wayne
    There are those who " 'knit pick' " about other scriptures , such as " in the name of", not heeding the words of the Lord. One must really be careful when reasoning with others. God Bless.
  • Irene123
    This 'knit-picking' is what Jesus got onto the Pharisees about, Matt23:23; "you have omitted the weightier matters ... ", i.e. salvation, love, compassion, .........
  • Irene123
    Why do people knit-pick on scriptures that have nothing to do with salvation ..... ?
  • Stephende
    The old wineskins represent the Torah and the prophets. The new wineskins is the emergence of the High Priest, Jesus, who came as Moses proclaimed, preaching the Word and healing by miracles. Most rebuked him, but he was the fulfilment of the scriptures. The Messiah, whom the people of that day rejected, nevertheless remained true to his calling and in his devotion to the Father who sent him.
  • Peggy
    I love Matthew chapter 9. However, it's hard to read verse 17 because it doesn't read the same as it once did. In that verse it mentions bottles. In that day, there were NO BOTTLES!! It used to say wineskins and NOT BOTTLES!! Go to Bible Hub, and you will see the CORRECT way this verse used to read.