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1 Corinthians 9:1-6 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not the result of my work in the Lord? 1 Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not the result of my work in the Lord?
2 Even though I may not be an apostle to others, surely I am to you! For you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord. 2 Even though I may not be an apostle to others, surely I am to you! For you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.
3 This is my defense to those who sit in judgment on me. 3 This is my defense to those who sit in judgment on me.
4 Don't we have the right to food and drink? 4 Don't we have the right to food and drink?
5 Don't we have the right to take a believing wife along with us, as do the other apostles and the Lord's brothers and Cephas ? 5 Don't we have the right to take a believing wife along with us, as do the other apostles and the Lord's brothers and Cephas ?
6 Or is it only I and Barnabas who must work for a living? 6 Or is it only I and Barnabas who must work for a living?