1 Timothy 5:18

“For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the Scripture saith, Thou shalt not mousell the oxe that treadeth out the corne: and, The labourer is worthy of his reward.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the Scripture says, "YOU SHALL NOT MUZZLE THE OX WHILE HE IS THRESHING, and "The laborer is worthy of his wages.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn. And, The laborer is worthy of his hire.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the Writings say, It is not right to keep the ox from taking the grain when he is crushing it. And, The worker has a right to his reward.
- Basic English Bible

for the scripture says, Thou shalt not muzzle an ox that treadeth out corn, and, The workman [is] worthy of his hire.
- Darby Bible

For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The laborer is worthy of his reward.
- Webster's Bible

For the Scripture says, "You are not to muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain;" and the workman deserves his pay.
- Weymouth Bible

For the Scripture says, "You shall not muzzle the ox when it treads out the grain." And, "The laborer is worthy of his wages."
- World English Bible

For scripture seith, Thou schalt not bridil the mouth of the oxe threischinge, and, A werk man is worthi his hire.
- Wycliffe Bible

for the Writing saith, `An ox treading out thou shalt not muzzle,' and `Worthy [is] the workman of his reward.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 5:18


5:18 #Deut 25:4|


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 5:18


1Ti 5:18 The Scripture saith. See De 25:4. Thou shalt not muzzle the ox. See PNT "1Co 9:9". The labourer [is] worthy of his reward. Quoted from Lu 10:7. Paul says it is Scripture. Therefore, Luke's Gospel was already written and in Paul's hands when this Epistle was written. He calls this Gospel "Scripture". Peter applies the same term to Paul's writings (2Pe 3:16).

Discussion for 1 Timothy 5

  • Irene123
    To Joshua for v. 23 - you are committing the sin of Rev. 22:18-19. The Bible does NOT sanction drunkenness. There are some people who cannot even tolerate their 1st alcoholic drink. Your statement can cause some to take on problems they weren't aware of. "Set a watch before my mouth and a door on my lips."
    That's in Pro. somewhere.
  • M
    lay hands suddenly on no man, sometimes people have evil spirits that can get on a person,i believe that you really do have to be a person that is prayed up before laying your hands on a person to pray for them, what I mean by that is that you should be a person that is always fasting and praying,acknowledge GOD in all of your ways and HE will direct your path.
  • Reinarudo Watanabe
    1 TIMOTHY 5:23 COMMENTS 5 24 2015 12:35 AM Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach 's sake and thine often infirmities. Apostle Paul advised Timothy to drink little wine for his illness not in pleasure but to cure. God bless through by the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour, A-men.
  • I think it has to do with both choosing people for godly positions and also for the transference of unclean spirits. You can truly suffer the consequences of laying hands on the poor for instance if you do not have sufficient anointing to overcome a very vicious poverty demon operating in someone who has been homeless for decades. I am talking about a practical example hear because I minister to a lot of homeless and after a while my finances were all shot up, till I had someone else cast out the poverty spirit from me.
  • Tim
    Timothy, praying for you now brother.
  • John
    Dear Timothy. I am truly sorry to hear about your misfortune. I pray that you are able to gather yourself together and stay strong in faith to our Lord Christ. May God bless you!

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