Song of Solomon 8:12; 1 Corinthians 3:8; 1 Corinthians 9:7; 2 Timothy 2:6

12  My vineyard, my very own, is before me;

you, O Solomon, may have the thousand,

and lthe keepers of the fruit two hundred.

He who plants and he who waters are one, and each owill receive his wages according to his labor.

sWho serves as a soldier at his own expense? tWho plants a vineyard without eating any of its fruit? Or who tends a flock without getting some of the milk?

It is gthe hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops.