“The husbandman that laboureth, must bee first partaker of the fruites.”
1611 King James Version (KJV)
Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 2:6
2:6 Unless he labour first, he will reap no fruit.
2Ti 2:6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits. The farmer has the first right to the fruits. Three illustrations, that of the soldier, the athlete, and the farmer are here given (2Ti 2:4-6). They all bear on the life of Timothy. ``All three must deny themselves and suffer, in order to receive the reward. The soldier denies himself the world; the athlete obeys rigid laws; the husbandman labors and waits for a reward. So you must be content to deny yourself, to suffer, and to wait for your reward.''
The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.
- King James Version
The hard-working farmer ought to be the first to receive his share of the crops.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
The husbandmen that laboreth must be the first to partake of the fruits.
- American Standard Version (1901)
It is right for the worker in the fields to be the first to take of the fruit.
- Basic English Bible
The husbandman must labour before partaking of the fruits.
- Darby Bible
The husbandman that laboreth must be first partaker of the fruits.
- Webster's Bible
The harvestman who labours in the field must be the first to get a share of the crop.
- Weymouth Bible
The farmers who labor must be the first to get a share of the crops.
- World English Bible
It bihoueth an erthetiliere to resseyue first of the fruytis.
- Wycliffe Bible
the labouring husbandman it behoveth first of the fruits to partake;
- Youngs Literal Bible