John 4:36

36 The reaper is already receiving wages and is gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together.

John 4:36 In-Context

34 Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to complete his work.
35 Do you not say, "Four months more, then comes the harvest'? But I tell you, look around you, and see how the fields are ripe for harvesting.
36 The reaper is already receiving wages and is gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together.
37 For here the saying holds true, "One sows and another reaps.'
38 I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor."

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or +V35+W[. . . the fields are already ripe for harvesting. +V36+WThe reaper is receiving]
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