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, v. 23 - 'wine' in the O.T. was - fermented; the O.T. was a dispensation of GOD'S, not ours. He could allow and disallow that which HE wanted. The N.T. (which, by the way, didn't start until ACTS) didn't allow fermented wine. The N.T. was (is) GOD's dispensation, not man's. the 4 gospels were still - O.T. because JESUS hadn't ascended yet - to consummate HIS N.T.
  • Ahuwa Chiamaka Jessica
    We should always show love to people without partiality
  • Wine does not mean juice. It means fermented juice. With alcohol in it. So the Bible commands you to drink. Deal with it.
  • I guess the question now becomes was Paul talking about fermented or unfermented wine?, there is a difference you know, and yet they are both called wine..REMEMBER Paul did not say alcohol but wine
  • 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.
  • DANIEL ADEYINKA for verse 23
    Apostle Paul was talking directly to Timothy his spiritual son on spiritual things, about rounding up he quickly digressed less he forget to mention... A presumed solution to his frequent ill health to help him remain healthy.

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