1 Corinthians 9:9

“For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For it is written in the Law of Moyses, Thou shalt not muzzell the mouth of the oxe that treadeth out the corne: doth God take care for oxen?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For it is written in the Law of Moses, "YOU SHALL NOT MUZZLE THE OX WHILE HE IS THRESHING. God is not concerned about oxen, is He?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn. Is it for the oxen that God careth,
- American Standard Version (1901)

For it says in the law of Moses, It is not right to keep the ox from taking the grain when he is crushing it. Is it for the oxen that God is giving orders?
- Basic English Bible

For in the law of Moses it is written, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that is treading out corn. Is God occupied about the oxen,
- Darby Bible

For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?
- Webster's Bible

For in the Law of Moses it is written, "Thou shalt not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain."
- Weymouth Bible

For it is written in the law of Moses, "You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain." Is it for the oxen that God cares,
- World English Bible

For it is writun in the lawe of Moises, Thou schalt not bynde the mouth of the ox threischynge. Whethir of oxun is charge to God?
- Wycliffe Bible

for in the law of Moses it hath been written, `thou shalt not muzzle an ox treading out corn;' for the oxen doth God care?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 9:9


9:9 Doth God - In this direction. Take care for oxen - Only? Hath he not a farther meaning? And so undoubtedly he hath in all the other Mosaic laws of this kind.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 9:9


1Co 9:9 For it is written in the law of Moses. See De 25:4. Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. In the East still the grain is trodden out on the threshing floor by the cattle, nor do the people muzzle the cattle to this day.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 9:9

  • Timothy Wayne George for verse 9
    Ministers perform the most important duty of giving the eternal Word of God to a lost world. How could they hear except He sends a preacher? Thank God for the man of God and when we see Jesus it will be worth it all.

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