The farmer toiling must first participate in the fruits.
Shall he ploughing, plough all the day to sow? shall he open and level his earth?
Then he says to his disciples, Truly the harvest much, but the laborers few.
For the kingdom of the heavens is like to a man, master of a house, who went out as soon as morning to hire workmen for his vineyard.
Hear another parable: A certain man was master of a house, who planted a vineyard, and put a hedge around it, and digged in it a winepress, and let it out to farmers, and went abroad:
Then said he to them, Truly the harvest much, and the laborers few: implore therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest.
Say ye not, That there is yet the fourth month, and harvest comes? behold, I say to you, Lift up your eyes, and behold the countries; for they are already white for harvest.
I have planted, Apollos watered; but God increased.
Who makes war at any time at his own charges who plants a vineyard, and eats not of its fruit or who feeds a flock, and eats not of the milk of the flock?
And this. I do on account of the good news, that I might become a partaker of it.