John 4:37

37 That's the truth of the saying, 'This one sows, that one harvests.'

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 As you look around right now, wouldn't you say that in about four months it will be time to harvest? Well, I'm telling you to open your eyes and take a good look at what's right in front of you. These Samaritan fields are ripe. It's harvest time!
36 "The Harvester isn't waiting. He's taking his pay, gathering in this grain that's ripe for eternal life. Now the Sower is arm in arm with the Harvester, triumphant.
37 That's the truth of the saying, 'This one sows, that one harvests.'
38 I sent you to harvest a field you never worked. Without lifting a finger, you have walked in on a field worked long and hard by others."
39 Many of the Samaritans from that village committed themselves to him because of the woman's witness: "He knew all about the things I did. He knows me inside and out!"
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