1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 9:9

“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?”

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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

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

  • Bruce
    No. We are to Help Each Other with Any Need when Possible. Money, Job, Food, Car, clothes, Whatever. Just Needs, Not Wants. And The Most Important Bible Studies, Fellowship. We are to Do The Same with The Lost, Telling Them How to Be Saved by The Blood of The Lamb. If We have a Big House Maybe We Can Downsize. Eternity is More Valuable than Our Stuff.
  • Doug
    1 Corinthians 9:5. Is Paul saying he has authority over Peter ? I maybe reading this incorrectly. So please if someone can help me , I will appreciate it
  • D W L
    Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

    2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 9:22 to the weak became I as weak that I might gain the weak I am made all things to all men that I might by all means save some 1 TIMOTHY 4:16 take heed unto thyself and unto the doctrine--continue in them--for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself and them that hear thee JAMES 3:14 but if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts glory not and lie not against the truth
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 9:13 DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT THEY WHICH MINISTER ABOUT HOLY THINGS LIVE OF THE THINGS OF THE TEMPLE AND THEY WHICH WAIT AT THE ALTAR ARE PARTAKERS WITH THE ALTAR --9:14--EVEN SO HATH THE LORD ORDAINED THAT THEY WHICH PREACH THE GOSPEL SHOUL LIVE OF THE GOSPEL GALATIANS 1:6 I MARVEL THAT YOU ARE SO SOON REMOVED FROM HIM THAT CALLED YOU INTO THE GRACE OF CHRIST UNTO ANOTHER GOSPEL
  • Ray321
    James 2:14-16 14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body what doth it profit?

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