1 Corinthians 9:15-18 NIV

15 But I have not used any of these rights.1 And I am not writing this in the hope that you will do such things for me. I would rather die than have anyone deprive me of this boast.2

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      16 Yet when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, for I am compelled to preach.3 Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!

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      17 If I preach voluntarily, I have a reward;4 if not voluntarily, I am simply discharging the trust committed to me.5

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      18 What then is my reward? Just this: that in preaching the gospel I may offer it free of charge,6 and so not make use of my rights7 in preaching it.

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