Matthew 9:37-38

 

..Adv ...M.V.......Art.........Noun............Poss.....Art.................Noun...........Adj........Art...........Noun...........Adj

..........3sPAI....DMP.. .....DMP............GMS ....NSM.............*NSM .........NSM ....NPM ..........NPM .......NPM

tote legei toiV maqhtaiV autou, O men qerismoV poluV, oi de ergatai oligoi.

Then he says to the disciples of him, "The harvest (is) much, but the workers few.

 

...*M.V. .....................Art.....Noun....Art..........Noun.... .................Purpose.......Dir.Obj....Prep..Art......Prep.Obj.....Poss.

2pADImptv............GMS...GMS......GMS....*GMS.........................*3sAAI............AMP................AMS.....*AMS...........GMS

dehqhte oun tou kuriou tou qerismou opwV ekbalh ergataV eiV ton qerismon autou.

Beg, therefore, of the lord of the harvest, so that he thrust out workers into the harvest of his."

 

Expansion on Word Meanings

*qerismos: Harvest, Crop, reaping, ingathering

*dehqhte: from deomai: to be in want, need, ask request, pray, beseech, supplicate

*ekbalh: cast out, eject by force, expel, force away, extract, send out/away

 


Feasibility Statistics

MINIMAL

11,000 Unreached Cultural Groups X 5 missionaries (Skeleton crew) = 55,000 new missionaries

55,000 Missionaries X 4 senders/supporters (Moravian Model) = 220,000 new senders

Total = 275,000 Christians

 

MODERATE

11,000 Unreached Groups X 10 Missionaries (2-3 teams) = 110,000 new missionaries

110,000 Missionaries X 15 Sender/Supporters (World War II model) = 1,650,000 new senders

TOTAL = 1,760,000 Christians

 

THERE WERE 140 MILLION PROTESTANT EVANGELICALS IN THE WORLD IN 1995

 

Sources:

*Pershbacher's Analytical Greek Lexicon

Dr. Ralph Winter, U.S. Center For World Mission

Dr. David Barrett, Global Evangelization Movement

Compiled by Nate Wilson (who also did the linear translation)


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