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1 Timothy 5:17-18


5:17 Elders who provide effective leadership 1  must be counted worthy 2  of double honor, 3  especially those who work hard in speaking 4  and teaching. 5:18 For the scripture says, “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain,” 5  and, “The worker deserves his pay.” 6 

1 tn Grk “who lead well.”

2 tn Or “deserving.”

3 tn Like the similar use of “honor” in v. 3, this phrase
denotes both respect and remuneration: “honor plus honorarium.”

4 tn Or “in preaching”; Grk “in word.”

5 sn A quotation from Deut 25:4.

6 sn A quotation from Luke 10:7.

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