Compassion for the crowds.

Matthew 9.36-38.


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Matthew 9.36-38.†‡
36 Ἰδὼν δὲ τοὺς ὄχλους ἐσπλαγχνίσθη περὶ αὐτῶν, ὅτι ἦσαν ἐσκυλμένοι καὶ ἐρριμμένοι ὡσεὶ πρόβατα μὴ ἔχοντα ποιμένα. 37 τότε λέγει τοῖς μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ· Ὁ μὲν θερισμὸς πολύς, οἱ δὲ ἐργάται ὀλίγοι· 38 δεήθητε οὖν τοῦ κυρίου τοῦ θερισμοῦ ὅπως ἐκβάλῃ ἐργάτας εἰς τὸν θερισμὸν αὐτοῦ.
Extant: א B C D L W Δ Θ 1 13 Byzantine.
Eusebius 77-78.
Word count: 43.
Previous: Matthew 9.35.
Next: Matthew 10.1-4.
36 But upon seeing the crowds he had compassion for them, because they were oppressed and thrown down as sheep that do not have a shepherd. 37 Then he says to his disciples: The harvest is great, but the workers few. 38 Request of the Lord of the harvest therefore that he might cast out workers into his harvest.
{Mark 6.34b.}†
{34b ...ὅτι ἦσαν ὡς πρόβατα μὴ ἔχοντα ποιμένα, καὶ ἤρξατο διδάσκειν αὐτοὺς πολλά.}
{34b ...because they were as sheep that do not have a shepherd, and he began to teach them many things.}
{Luke 10.2.}‡
{2 λεγεν δὲ πρὸς αὐτούς· Ὁ μὲν θερισμὸς πολύς, οἱ δὲ ἐργάται ὀλίγοι· δεήθητε οὖν τοῦ κυρίου τοῦ θερισμοῦ ὅπως ἐργάτας ἐκβάλῃ εἰς τὸν θερισμὸν αὐτοῦ.}
{2 But he said toward them: The harvest is great, but the workers few. Request of the Lord of the harvest therefore that he might cast out workers into his harvest.}

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