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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 2 Timothy 2:6


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    King James Bible - 2 Timothy 2:6

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

    World English Bible

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

    Douay-Rheims - 2 Timothy 2:6

    The husbandman, that laboureth, must first partake of the fruits.

    Webster's Bible Translation

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

    Greek Textus Receptus


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    VERSE (6) -
    Isa 28:24-26 Mt 9:37,38; 20:1; 21:33-41 Lu 10:2 Joh 4:35-38

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 2:6

    El labrador, para recibir los frutos, es necesario que trabaje primero.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Timothy 2:6

    Verse 6. The
    husbandman that laboureth] That is: The husbandman must first till his ground before he can expect a crop; and he must till it according to the proper rules of agriculture, else he cannot have a crop. The combatant must fight and conquer, and fight according to the laws of the agones, before he can be crowned; so the Christian minister must labour in the spiritual vineyard, and labour too under the eye and according to the direction of his Master, before he can expect that crown of righteousness that fadeth not away.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 6. The
    husbandman that laboureth , etc.] In manuring his ground, in ploughing, in sowing, in weeding, in reaping, etc. must be first partaker of the fruits ; of his labour, before others; and the design may be to observe that the ministers of the word ought first to be partakers of the grace of God, the fruits of the Spirit, and of the Gospel, and rightly and spiritually understand it, before they preach it to others; or that such who labour in the word and doctrine, ought in the first place to be taken care of, and have a sufficient maintenance provided for them, ( 1 Corinthians 9:7,11) or that as they shall have in the first place some seals and fruits of their ministry, in the conversion of souls, so they shall shine in the kingdom of heaven as the brightness of the firmament, and as the stars for ever and ever. Though the words may be rendered, and which seems more agreeable to the context, and to the apostle's argument, the husbandman must first labour before he partakes of the fruits; so a minister of the Gospel must first labour, and endure hardships in this life, before he sits down in the kingdom of heaven, and takes his rest, and enjoys the crown of glory, which fades not away, which the chief Shepherd shall give unto him.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-7 - As our
    trials increase, we need to grow stronger in that which is good our faith stronger, our resolution stronger, our love to God and Chris stronger. This is opposed to our being strong in our own strength. All Christians, but especially ministers, must be faithful to their Captain, and resolute in his cause. The great care of a Christian mus be to please Christ. We are to strive to get the mastery of our lust and corruptions, but we cannot expect the prize unless we observe the laws. We must take care that we do good in a right manner, that ou good may not be spoken evil of. Some who are active, spend their zea about outward forms and doubtful disputations. But those who striv lawfully shall be crowned at last. If we would partake the fruits, we must labour; if we would gain the prize, we must run the race. We mus do the will of God, before we receive the promises, for which reason we have need of patience. Together with our prayers for others, that the Lord would give them understanding in all things, we must exhort an stir them up to consider what they hear or read.


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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    6. The
    husbandman that laboreth (ton kopiwnta gewrgon). The verb implies hard. wearisome toil. See on 1 Thess. i. 3; v. 12. Gewrgov Husbandman, only here in Pastorals. o P. See on John xv. 1.

    Must be first partaker (dei prwton - metalambanein). 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 Cor. ix. 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. Metalambanein to partake, o P, and only here in Pastorals. Paul uses metecein. See 1 Cor. ix. 10, 12; x. 17, 21, 30.


    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    2:6 {The husbandman that laboreth} (ton kopiwnta gewrgon). "The toiling tiller of the soil" (gewrgon, from g and ergw, worker of the earth). See gewrgion (field) in #1Co 3:9 and also #1Co 9:7. {First} (prwton). As is natural and right. {To partake} (metalambanein). Old word as in #Ac 2:46 to share in. Paul elsewhere uses metecw as in #1Co 9:12.


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