1 Corinthians 9:1-6 TNIV

Paul's Rights as an Apostle

1 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?4

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2 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.

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3 This is my defense to those who sit in judgment on me.
4 Don't we have the right to food and drink?6

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5 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 ?9

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    • a 9:5 - That is, Peter
      6 Or is it only I and Barnabas10 who don't have the right not to work for a living?

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