1 Corinthians 1:1; 1 Corinthians 4:9; 1 Corinthians 9:1-2; 1 Corinthians 9:5; 1 Corinthians 12:28-29; 1 Corinthians 15:9
Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,
For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.
Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord?
If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.
Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?
And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?
For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.