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1 Corinthians 9

9:1   Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord?
9:2   If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.
9:3   Mine answer to them that do examine me is this,
9:4  Have we not power to eat and to drink ?
9:5  Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as *  other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?
9:6   Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working ?
9:7   Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock?
9:8  Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also?
9:9   For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn *. Doth God take care for oxen?
9:10   Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.
9:11   If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?
9:12   If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should *  hinder the gospel of Christ.
9:13  Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar?
9:14   Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.
9:15   But I have used none of these things *: neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me: for it were better for me to die *, than that any man should make my glorying void.
9:16   For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel !
9:17   For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.
9:18   What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.
9:19   For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.
9:20   And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;
9:21  To them that are without law, as without law, *  (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.
9:22  To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
9:23   And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.
9:24  Know ye not that they which run in a race run all *, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
9:25   And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things *. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
9:26   I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
9:27   But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means *, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.


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