A Prayer 
of Jesus  
I thankthee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will

Here are collected the utterances of Jesus that incorporate the NT Greek word (and its forms) for harvest (the reaping). This word is therismos . The definitions, as given by Thayer1 are:
therismos - harvest, i.e, the act of reaping.
The Greek word is colored in purple and inserted where it occurs in the English text below.
1. Thayer's Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, by Joseph H. Thayer
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[35] And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity.
[36] When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

[37] Then he said to his disciples
, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;
[38] pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.

[6] And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went about among the villages teaching.

[ 34] As he went ashore he saw a great throng, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.

[1] After this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to come.

[2] And he said to them, The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.


[24] Another parable he put before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field;
[25] but while men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.
[26] So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also.
[27] And the servants of the householder came and said to him, `Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then has it weeds?'
[28] He said to them, `An enemy has done this.' The servants said to him, `Then do you want us to go and gather them?'
[29] But he said, `No; lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them.
[30] Let both grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.

[36] Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field."
[37] He answered, He who sows the good seed is the Son of man;
[38] the field is the world, and the good seed means the sons of the kingdom; the weeds are the sons of the evil one,
[39] and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the close of the age, and the reapers are angels.
[40] Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the close of the age.
[41] The Son of man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers,
[42] and throw them into the furnace of fire; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.
[43] Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.



[26] And he said, The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed upon the ground,
[27] and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he knows not how.
[28] The earth produces of itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.
[29] But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.




    [31] Meanwhile the disciples besought him, saying, "Rabbi, eat."
    [32] But he said to them, I have food to eat of which you do not know.
    [33] So the disciples said to one another, "Has any one brought him food?"
    [34] Jesus said to them, My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to accomplish his work.
    [35] Do you not say, `There are yet four months, then comes the harvest'? I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see how the fields are already white for harvest.
    [36] He who reaps receives wages, and gathers 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.
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