John 4:37

37 Thus the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true.

John 4:37 in Other Translations

37 And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
37 For here the saying holds true, 'One sows and another reaps.'
37 You know the saying, ‘One plants and another harvests.’ And it’s true.
37 That's the truth of the saying, 'This one sows, that one harvests.'
37 For in this case the saying is true: 'One sows and another reaps.'

John 4:37 Meaning and Commentary

John 4:37

And herein is that saying true
This verifies that proverbial expression so much in use, and which may be applied to different persons and cases:

one soweth, and another reapeth;
the prophets sowed, and the apostles reaped.

John 4:37 In-Context

35 Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.
36 Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together.
37 Thus the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true.
38 I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.”
39 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.”

Cross References 1

  • 1. Job 31:8; Micah 6:15
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