1 Corinthians 9:1-8 NAS

Paul's Use of Liberty

1 Am I not 1free? Am I not an 2apostle? Have I not 3seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not 4my work in the Lord?

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2 If to others I am not an apostle, at least * I am to you; for you are the 5seal of my 6apostleship in the Lord.

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3 My defense to those who examine me is this:
4 a7Do we not have a right to eat and drink?

References for 1 Corinthians 9:4

    • Á 9:4 - Lit "It is not that we have no right to eat and drink, is it?"
      5 b8Do we not have a right to take along a cbelieving wife, even as the rest of the apostles and the 9brothers of the Lord and 10Cephas?

      References for 1 Corinthians 9:5

        • Â 9:5 - Lit "It is not that we have no right to take along...Cephas, is it?"
        • Ã 9:5 - Lit "sister, as wife"
          6 Or do only d11Barnabas and I not have a right to refrain from working?

          References for 1 Corinthians 9:6

            • Ä 9:6 - Lit "I and Barnabas"
              7 Who at any time serves 12as a soldier at his own expense? Who 13plants a vineyard and does not eat the fruit of it? Or who tends a flock and does not euse the milk of the flock?

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              8 I am not speaking these things 14according to fhuman judgment, am I? Or does not the Law also say these things?

              References for 1 Corinthians 9:8

                • Æ 9:8 - Lit "man"