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.1
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When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them,2 because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.3
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Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest4 is plentiful but the workers are few.5
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Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."