The working farmer (2 Tim. 2:6)

“It is the farmer

Who does the work

Who ought to receive

The first share

Of the crops.”

τὸν κοπιῶντα γεωργὸν δεῖ πρῶτον τῶν καρπῶν μεταλαμβάνειν.

Paul said, “It is the farmer (γεωργὸν) who does the work (τὸν κοπιῶντα) who ought (δεῖ) to receive (μεταλαμβάνειν) the first share (πρῶτον) of the crops (τῶν καρπῶν).”  Next Paul turned to a farmer for a comparison.  Paul simply said that the hard-working farmer was entitled to have the first share of the crop, the first fruits of harvest.  This was a reminder that the owner should share his crop with the workers.  Do you share your wealth with others who work for you?

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