John 4:36

Already he that reapeth receiveth wages (hdh o qerizwn misqon lambanei). The spiritual harvester can gather his harvest without waiting four months. Jesus is reaping a harvest right now by the conversion of this woman. The labourer is worthy of his hire ( Luke 10:7 ; 2 Timothy 2:6 ). John does not use misqo (reward) again, but karpo (Jo 15:2-16), "fruit for life eternal" (cf. Jo 4:14). That he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together (ina o speirwn omou cairh kai o qerizwn). Final use of ina with present active subjunctive of cairw, to rejoice, in the singular with o speirwn (the sower) and to be repeated with o qerizwn (the reaper). The adverb omou (together) elsewhere in N.T. only Jo 20:4; Jo 21:2; Acts 2:1 . Usually considerable time passes between the sowing and the reaping as in verse Jo 4:35. Amos ( Amos 9:13 ) spoke of the time when "the ploughman shall overtake the reaper" and that has happened here with the joy of the harvest time ( Isaiah 9:3 ). Jesus the Sower and the disciples as the reapers are here rejoicing simultaneously.