Compassion for the crowds.

Matthew 9.36-38.

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Notes and quotes.

§ The phrase οτι ησαν... ωσει προβατα μη εχοντα ποιμενα (because they were... as sheep without a shepherd) in Matthew 9.36 is transposed to Mark 6.34 (refer to Numbers 27.17b).

§ Thomas 73:

ΠΕϪΕ Ι̅C̅ ϪΕ ΠΩϨC ΜΕΝ ΝΑϢΩϤ Ν̅ΕΡΓΑΤΗC ΔΕ CΟΒΚ CΟΠC̅ ΔΕ Μ̅ΠϪΟΕΙC ϢΙΝΑ ΕϤΝΑΝΕϪ ΕΡΓΑΤΗC ΕΒΟΛ ΕΠΩϨ̅C̅.

Jesus said: The harvest indeed is great, but the workers few; but pray to the Lord to send workers into the harvest.