the laborer is worthy of his hire

the laborer is worthy of his hire

Workers should or deserve to be paid. The phrase comes from the Bible. You did a fine job in the stables, Edgar. I have some money for you, as the laborer is worthy of his hire.
See also: hire, of, worthy
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The average compensation for priests in the United States has risen moderately, according to the 1999 edition of the National Federation of Priests' Councils' report, The Laborer Is Worthy of His Hire.