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
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Timothy for verse 8
    I am almost homeless have a family and feel I will end up in hell because I cannot provide for my family.i also have a great amount of debt to,leave my wife.I wish I could die.

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