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John 4:38

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.”

Read John 4:38 Using Other Translations

I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.
I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor."
I sent you to harvest where you didn’t plant; others had already done the work, and now you will get to gather the harvest.”

What does John 4:38 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
John 4:38

I sent you to reap
To preach the Gospel, and gather in souls by your ministry; referring to the mission of them in ( Matthew 10:6 Matthew 10:7 ) ;

that whereon ye bestowed no labour;
being sent to the Jews, who had the writings of the prophets, and were versed in them; and had learned from them that the Messiah was to come, and were now in general expectation of him; so that they had nothing more to do, than to declare to those persons who were cultivated by the prophets, and were like to ground tilled and manured, that the Messiah was come, and the kingdom of heaven was at hand.

Other men laboured;
the prophets, and John the Baptist:

and ye are entered into their labours;
to finish the work they had begun, and which was almost done to their hands.

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