Matthew 9:36-38 NIV

36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them,1 because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.2

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37 Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest3 is plentiful but the workers are few.4

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