1 Corinthians 9:11-18

11 1If we sowed spiritual things in you, is it too much if we reap material things from you?
12 If others share the right over you, do we not more? Nevertheless, we 2did not use this right, but we endure all things 3so that we will cause no * hindrance to the 4gospel of Christ.
13 5Do you not know that those who 6perform sacred services eat the food of the temple, and those who attend regularly to the altar have their share from the altar?
14 So also 7the Lord directed those who proclaim the 8gospel to 9get their living from the gospel.
15 But I have 10used none of these things. And I am not writing these things so that it will be done so in my case; for it would be better * for me to die than have any man make 11my boast an empty one.
16 For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for 12I am under compulsion; for woe is me if I do not preach 13the gospel.
17 For if I do this voluntarily, I have a 14reward; but if against my will, I have a 15stewardship entrusted to me.
18 What then is my 16reward? That, when I preach the gospel, I may offer the gospel 17without charge, so as 18not to make full use of my right in the gospel.