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

  • Steve morrow
    1 TIMOTHY 5:20 THEM THAT SIN REBUKE BEFORE ALL THAT OTHERS ALSO MAY FEAR JEREMIAH 6:15 WERE THEY ASHAMED WHEN THEY HAD COMMITTED ABOMINATION NO THEY WERE NOT AT ALL ASHAMED NEITHER COULD THEY BLUSH THEREFORE THEY SHALL FALL AMONG THEM THAT FALL AT THE TIME THAT I VISIT THEM THEY SHALL BE CAST DOWN SAITH THE LORD
  • Irene123
    V. 21 - " ..... and the elect angels .....; this is a reference to the pastors of the churches; just as 2 Jn.1 refers to the (worldwide) church - the 'Bride' Of Christ; just as Rev.1:20 refers to the pastors of the 7 churches. I've run across some that think the elect lady and her children is an actual woman. It is indeed easy to believe 1 Jn.1 is to an individual, but Isa. 1:18 says to reason ...
  • Brianna
    Vs. 1-2

    A functioning congregation is like a family. The young ones can look to the older ones as mother, fathers, perhaps even grandparents. In many churches there is a perversion, viewing each other as sex objects. We need to view each other with purity. Any romantic feelings that may exist in the congregation should be between two mature Christians with pure intentions.
  • 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!
  • Bill Duckworth for verse 23
    We must not be a drunkard. That 's bible. But God, in His infinite wisdom , peppers his Holy Word with health recommendations. Here, He does also.
  • David Petrush for verse 8
    Reply to Kristyn Evans: Kristyn, I don 't know if what i am writing here is still relevant to your situation, for the fact that your comment was written in 2013 and now it is 2015. But still I will write. Remember what THE LORD says concerning marriage, "So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore GOD has joined together, let no man split apart. " So you and your husband are now one single flesh. Let us compare that to a single unmarried person. An unmarried person is one flesh with themselves, therefore if they have a problem they cannot simply divorce it, but they must work it out, sacrifice, and and do whatever good thing needs to be done to fix it in their single body. Therefore compared to a married couple, their singular emotions and perspectives, and thoughts are no longer preserved to their singular mind and heart only, but also to their spouse 's for they are now one flesh . Then the same as the single unmarried person worked out the problem in their single body, the married must in one body and mind, through GOD, work out whatever problem they are having. Not cast it aside in divorcement, save for the cause of fornication.

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