2 Timothy 2:6
Good News Translation
The farmer who has done the hard work should have the first share of the harvest.

Contemporary English Version
And farmers who work hard are the first to eat what grows in their field.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The husbandman that laboureth must first partake of the fruits.

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The husbandman that laboureth must first partake of the fruits.

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Isaiah 28:24-26 Shall the ploughman plough all the day to sow, shall he open and harrow his ground? . . .

Matthew 9:37,38 Then he saith to his disciples, The harvest indeed is great, but the labourers are few. . . .

Matthew 20:1 The kingdom of heaven is like to an householder, who went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.

Matthew 21:33-41 Hear ye another parable. There was a man, an householder, who planted a vineyard and made a hedge round about it and dug in it a press and built a tower and let it out to husbandmen and went into a strange country. . . .

Luke 10:2 And he said to them: The harvest indeed is great, but the labourers are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest that he send labourers into his harvest.

John 4:35-38 Do not you say: There are yet four months, and then the harvest cometh? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes, and see the countries. For they are white already to harvest. . . .

1 Corinthians 3:6-9 I have planted, Apollo watered: but God gave the increase. . . .

1 Corinthians 9:7-11 Who serveth as a soldier, at any time, at his own charges? Who planteth a vineyard and eateth not of the fruit thereof? Who feedeth the flock and eateth not of the milk of the flock? . . .

1 Corinthians 9:23 And I do all things for the gospel's sake, that I may be made partaker thereof.

Hebrews 10:36 For patience is necessary for you: that, doing the will of God, you may receive the promise.

Context
Grace and Perseverance
5For he also that striveth for the mastery is not crowned, except he strive lawfully. 6The husbandman that laboureth must first partake of the fruits. 7Understand what I say: for the Lord will give thee in all things understanding.…
Cross References
Proverbs 27:18
He that keepeth the fig tree, shall eat the fruit thereof: and he that is the keeper of his master, shall be glorified.

1 Corinthians 9:10
Or doth he say this indeed for our sakes? For these things are written for our sakes: that he that plougheth, should plough in hope and he that thrasheth, in hope to receive fruit.

2 Timothy 2:7
Understand what I say: for the Lord will give thee in all things understanding.

Hebrews 6:7
For the earth, that drinketh in the rain which cometh often upon it and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is tilled, receiveth blessing from God.

Additional Translations
The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive his share of the crops.

It is necessary for the hardworking farmer first to partake of the fruits.

The farmer that labors must be first partaker of the fruits.

The husbandmen that laboreth must be the first to partake of the fruits.

The husbandman must labour before partaking of the fruits.

The husbandman that laboureth must be the first to partake of the fruits.

The husbandman that laboreth must be first partaker of the fruits.

The harvestman who labours in the field must be the first to get a share of the crop.

The farmers who labor must be the first to get a share of the crops.

the labouring husbandman it behoveth first of the fruits to partake;
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