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.