2 Timothy 2:6

“The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The husbandman that laboureth, must bee first partaker of the fruites.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 2:6


2:6 Unless he labour first, he will reap no fruit.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 2:6


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.''

Discussion for 2 Timothy 2:6

  • Jeffrey I. Derri for verse 6
    The human that stands for the progressive increase of the church of Christ Jesus will be the first to receive Gods blessing will be the first to be rewarded
  • Kevin Snyder for verse 6
    This sure puts in place those who stand on the street corner, or in front of walmart collecting for their building funds, missionaries, other "church" ministries. Gods people are to support the ministries of the local church, and not those on the street.

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