The right to decent support is undoubtedly one of the most basic rights that each person has. The Codex legislator states that: “Since clerics dedicate themselves to the ecclesiastical ministry, they deserve the remuneration that befits their condition, taking into account both the nature of their office and the conditions of time and place. It is to be such that it provides for the necessities of their life and for the just remuneration of those whose services they need” (can. 281 § 1). This article analyzes the theological basis of the right to decent support of the clergy, including the Holy Bible, both Old and New Testaments, as well as writings of the Church Fathers and early Christian writers.