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.