2 Timothy 2:6
The farmer that labors must be first partaker of the fruits.
Gilbert Wakefield tells us that he wrote his own memoirs, a large octavo, in six or eight days. It cost him nothing, and, what is very natural, is worth nothing, You might yawn scores of such books into existence; but who would be the wiser or better? We all like gold, but dread the digging. The cat loves the fish, but will not wade to catch them.
(J. Todd, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.