Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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?
You must not muzzle your ox when it is treading grain.
1 Timothy 5:18
For the scripture says, "Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain," and, "The worker deserves his pay."
Then the Lord opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, "What have I done to you that you have beaten me these three times?"
but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. On that day you must not do any work, you, your son, your daughter, your male slave, your female slave, your ox, your donkey, any other animal, or the foreigner who lives with you, so that your male and female slaves, like yourself, may have rest.
All of your creatures wait for you to provide them with food on a regular basis.
Everything looks to you in anticipation, and you provide them with food on a regular basis.
He covers the sky with clouds, provides the earth with rain, and causes grass to grow on the hillsides.
Should I not be even more concerned about Nineveh, this enormous city? There are more than one hundred twenty thousand people in it who do not know right from wrong, as well as many animals!"
Look at the birds in the sky: They do not sow, or reap, or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren't you more valuable than they are?
Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn, yet God feeds them. How much more valuable are you than the birds!
1 Kings 7:25
"The Sea" stood on top of twelve bulls. Three faced northward, three westward, three southward, and three eastward. "The Sea" was placed on top of them, and they all faced outward.
So do not be afraid; you are more valuable than many sparrows.
Now the one who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with the one who teaches it.