John 4:37

37 For here the saying holds 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 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."
39 Many Samaritans from that city believed in him because of the woman's testimony, "He told me everything I have ever done."