12Ifothers be partakers of this power over you, are notwerather?Nevertheless we havenotusedthispower;butsuffer all things,lest we shouldhinder the gospel of Christ.13
Do yenotknowthat they which minister about holy thingslivea of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar?14Evensohath the Lordordained that they which preach the gospel should liveof the gospel.15ButI have usednone of these things : neither have I written these things,that it should besodoneuntome:for it were better for me to die , thanthat any man should makemygloryingvoid .
16Forthough I preach the gospel , Ihavenothing to glory of:fornecessity is laid uponme;yea,woeis unto me,if I preachnot the gospel !
17Forif I do this thingwillingly, I have a reward:butif against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me .
18Whatismyrewardthen? Verily that, when I preach the gospel , I may make the gospel of Christ without charge,that I abusenotmypowerin the gospel.19For though I befreefromall men, yet have I mademyselfservant unto all,that I might gain the more.20And unto the Jews I becameas a Jew,that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law,asunder the law,that I might gain them that are under the law;21
To them that are without law,as without law, (being not without law to God,but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.22
To the weak became Iasweak,that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all meanssavesome.