Am I not free?1 Am I not an apostle?2 Have I not seen Jesus our Lord?3 Are you not the result of my work in the Lord?4
References for 1 Corinthians 9:1
Even though I may not be an apostle to others, surely I am to you! For you are the seal5 of my apostleship in the Lord.
References for 1 Corinthians 9:2
This is my defense to those who sit in judgment on me.