Do I speak these things after the manner of men?
(Mh kata anqrwpon tauta lalw;
). Negative answer expected. Paul uses kata anqrwpon
six times ( 1 Corinthians 3:3
; 1 Corinthians 9:8
; 1 Corinthians 15:32
; Galatians 1:11
; Galatians 3:15
; Romans 3:5
). The illustrations from human life are pertinent, but he has some of a higher order, from Scripture. The law also
(kai o nomo
). Perhaps objection was made that the Scripture does not support the practice of paying preachers. That objection is still made by the stingy.