English Standard Version
It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops.
King James Bible
The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.
American Standard Version
The husbandmen that laboreth must be the first to partake of the fruits.
The husbandman, that laboureth, must first partake of the fruits.
English Revised Version
The husbandman that laboureth must be the first to partake of the fruits.
Webster's Bible Translation
The husbandman that laboreth must be first partaker of the fruits.
Weymouth New Testament
The harvestman who labours in the field must be the first to get a share of the crop.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
The husbandman that laboreth (τὸν κοπιῶντα γεωργὸν)
Must be first partaker (δεῖ πρῶτον - μεταλαμβάνειν)
Better, Must be the first to partake. His is the first right to the fruits of his labor in the gospel. The writer seems to have in his eye 1 Corinthians 9:7, where there is a similar association of military service and farming to illustrate the principle that they who proclaim the gospel should live of the gospel. Μεταλαμβάνειν to partake, oP, and only here in Pastorals. Paul uses μετέχειν. See 1 Corinthians 9:10, 1 Corinthians 9:12; 1 Corinthians 10:17, 1 Corinthians 10:21, 1 Corinthians 10:30.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits. or, labouring first, must be partaker of the fruits.
Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who guards his master will be honored.
1 Corinthians 9:10
Does he not certainly speak for our sake? It was written for our sake, because the plowman should plow in hope and the thresher thresh in hope of sharing in the crop.
2 Timothy 2:7
Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.
For land that has drunk the rain that often falls on it, and produces a crop useful to those for whose sake it is cultivated, receives a blessing from God.
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