Deuteronomy 25:4
New International Version
Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.

New Living Translation
"You must not muzzle an ox to keep it from eating as it treads out the grain.

English Standard Version
“You shall not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain.

Berean Study Bible
Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.

New American Standard Bible
"You shall not muzzle the ox while he is threshing.

King James Bible
Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn.

Christian Standard Bible
"Do not muzzle an ox while it treads out grain.

Contemporary English Version
Don't muzzle an ox while it is threshing grain.

Good News Translation
"Do not muzzle an ox when you are using it to thresh grain.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not muzzle an ox while it treads out grain."

International Standard Version
"Don't muzzle an ox while it is threshing grain."

NET Bible
You must not muzzle your ox when it is treading grain.

New Heart English Bible
You shall not muzzle the ox when he treads out the grain.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never muzzle an ox when it's threshing grain.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn.

New American Standard 1977
“You shall not muzzle the ox while he is threshing.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treads out the grain.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall not muzzle the ox when it treads out the grain.

American King James Version
You shall not muzzle the ox when he treads out the corn.

American Standard Version
Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the grain .

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treads out the corn.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out thy corn on the floor.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out [the corn].

English Revised Version
Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn.

World English Bible
You shall not muzzle the ox when he treads out [the grain].

Young's Literal Translation
'Thou dost not muzzle an ox in its threshing.
Study Bible
Fairness and Mercy
3He may receive no more than forty lashes, lest your brother be beaten any more than that and be degraded in your sight. 4Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.
Cross References
1 Corinthians 9:9
For it is written in the Law of Moses: "Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain." Is it about oxen that God is concerned?

1 Timothy 5:18
For the Scripture says, "Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain," and, "The worker is worthy of his wages."

Proverbs 12:10
A righteous man regards the life of his animal, but the tender mercies of the wicked are only cruelty.

Treasury of Scripture

You shall not muzzle the ox when he treads out the corn.

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Proverbs 12:10
A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

1 Corinthians 9:9,10
For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen? …

1 Timothy 5:17,18
Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine…







Lexicon
Do not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

muzzle
תַחְסֹ֥ם (ṯaḥ·sōm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2629: To muzzle, to stop the nose

an ox
שׁ֖וֹר (šō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7794: A head of cattle (bullock, ox, etcetera)

while it is treading out the grain.
בְּדִישֽׁוֹ׃ (bə·ḏî·šōw)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1758: To trample, thresh
Verse 4. - The leaving the ox unmuzzled when treading out the corn was in order that the animal might be free to eat of the grains which its labor severed from the husks. This prohibition, therefore, was dictated by a regard to the rights and claims of animals employed in labor; but there is involved in it the general principle that all labor is to be duly requited, and hence it seems to have passed into a proverb, and was applied to men as well as the lower animals (cf. 1 Corinthians 9:9; 1 Timothy 5:18). The use of oxen to tread out the corn and the rule of leaving the animals so employed unmuzzled still prevail among the Arabs and other Eastern peoples (Robinson, 'Bib. Res.,' 2:206, 207; 3:6; Kitto, 'Bib. Cycl.,' 1:86). 25:4 This is a charge to husbandmen. It teaches us to make much of the animals that serve us. But we must learn, not only to be just, but kind to all who are employed for the good of our better part, our souls, 1Co 9:9.
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