1Am I not 1free ? Am I not an 2apostle ? Have I not 3seenJesus our Lord ? Are you not 4my work in the Lord ?
2If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you; for you are the 5seal of my 6apostleship in the Lord.
My defense to those who examine me is this :
4a7Do we not have a right to eat and drink ?
5b8Do we not have a right to takealong a cbelievingwife, even as the rest of the apostles and the 9brothers of the Lord and 10Cephas ?
6Or do onlyd11Barnabas and I not have a right to refrain from working ?
7Who at anytimeserves12as a soldier at his ownexpense ? Who13plants a vineyard and does not eat the fruit of it? Orwhotends a flock and does not euse the milk of the flock ?
I am not speakingthesethings14according to fhumanjudgment, am I? Or does not the Lawalsosaythesethings ?