131Do you not know that those who 2performsacredserviceseat the food of the temple, and those who attendregularly to the altarhave their shareafrom the altar ?
14Soalso3the Lorddirectedthose who proclaim the 4gospel to 5get their living from the gospel.
But I have 6usednone of thesethings. And I am not writingthesethingsso that it will be doneso in my case ; for it would be better for me to diethan have any man make7my boast an empty one.
For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for 8I amundercompulsion ; for woe is me if I do not preach9the gospel.
For if I dothisvoluntarily, I have a 10reward ; but ifagainst my will, I have a 11stewardshipentrusted to me.
18Whatthen is my 12reward ? That, when I preach the gospel, I may offer the gospel13withoutcharge, so as 14not to makefulluse of my right in the gospel.
For though I am15free from all men, I have mademyself16a slave to all, so that I may 17winmore.
2018To the Jews I became as a Jew, so that I might winJews ; to thosewho are underbthe Law, as undercthe Law though 19not beingmyselfunderdthe Law, so that I might winthosewho are underethe Law ;
to those who are 20withoutlaw, 21as withoutlaw, though not beingwithout the law of God but 22under the law of Christ, so that I might winthose who are withoutlaw.
To the 23weak I becameweak, that I might win the weak ; I have become24allthings to allmen, 25so that I may by allmeanssavesome.
I doallthings for the sake of the gospel, so that I may become a fellowpartaker of it.