9For it is writtenin the law of Moses, Thou shaltnotmuzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn . DothGod take care for oxen?10Or saith he it altogetherforoursakes?Foroursakes, no doubt, this is written : that he that plowethshouldplowinhope;and that he that thresheth in hope should be partakerofhishope.11Ifwe have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thingifwe shall reapyour carnal things?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.