Matthew 9:30-38 NIV

30 and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, "See that no one knows about this."1

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31 But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region.2

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      32 While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed3 and could not talk4 was brought to Jesus.

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      33 And when the demon was driven out, the man who had been mute spoke. The crowd was amazed and said, "Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel."5

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      34 But the Pharisees said, "It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons."6

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      The Workers Are Few

      35 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.7

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      36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them,8 because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.9

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      37 Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest10 is plentiful but the workers are few.11

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      38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."