Am I not free?1 Am I not an apostle?2 Have I not seen Jesus our Lord?3 Are you not the result of my work in the Lord?42
Even though I may not be an apostle to others, surely I am to you! For you are the seal5 of my apostleship in the Lord.
This is my defense to those who sit in judgment on me.
Don't we have the right to food and drink?65
Don't we have the right to take a believing wife7 along with us, as do the other apostles and the Lord's brothers8 and Cephasa ?96
Or is it only I and Barnabas10 who don't have the right not to work for a living?