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

  • A disciple
    Hi Alex; I think I understand what you're saying: but the whole purpose for Jesus leaving us in the world for now is for the Holy Spirit in us to convict the world by their seeing the grace of God in our lives as well as in our testimony. As far as looking for signs of His coming; it is the falling away of the many, and the transgressors coming to the full, and universal indifference and unbelief.
  • Alex
    DISCIPLE GM GBU I just posted several times Saturday the kingdom of God is gonna be with in you thus it cannot be seen with the carnal eye i.e. not with OBSERVATION BUT IT WILL BE SEEN BY FAITH, BY FAITH MOSES ENDURED AS SEEING HIM THAT IS INVISIBLE.WE WILL HAVE EYES TO SEE AND EARS TO HEAR THAT WHICH IS INVISIBLE.AS FOR THE LIGHT, THERE CAN BE NO SPRITUALLIGHT TILL THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD RETURNS
  • Donna
    He will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. . .He has begun a mighty work within you and he is the author and finisher of those mighty works. . .He is your STAY -.His word is inscribed upon the tablet of your heart. . .His word does not fall to the ground void, but goes forth to do that which he purposed AND prospers in that thing whereunto it was sent - "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee"
  • Lilian
    The truly harvest are plentous but the labourers are few We must pray that God will send more labourers to the harvest. In society so many who are blessed and seeking God but only few are obeying Gods words but we are already saved by the blood of Jesus thru him only we can enter the Kingdom of God Amen
  • Denbonggerald
    Do not be lazy , get up and do the soulwinning. The Lord will be more pleasant if we follow His first love... Pray to have passions for souls...
  • Mary Brown
    God healed my daughter from a,stroke, heart attack and a brain bleed. He is faithful to his word and he will never fail you especially when you are in trouble.