Or do only [a](A)Barnabas and I not have a right to refrain from working? Who at any time serves (B)as a soldier at his own expense? Who (C)plants a vineyard and does not eat the fruit of it? Or who tends a flock and does not [b]use the milk of the flock?

I am not speaking these things (D)according to [c]human judgment, am I? Or does not the Law also say these things? For it is written in the Law of Moses, “(E)You shall not muzzle the ox while he is threshing.” God is not concerned about (F)oxen, is He? 10 Or is He speaking altogether for our sake? Yes, (G)for our sake it was written, because (H)the plowman ought to plow in hope, and the thresher to thresh in hope of sharing the crops. 11 (I)If 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 (J)did not use this right, but we endure all things (K)so that we will cause no hindrance to the (L)gospel of Christ. 13 (M)Do you not know that those who (N)perform sacred services eat the food of the temple, and those who attend regularly to the altar have their share [d]from the altar? 14 So also (O)the Lord directed those who proclaim the (P)gospel to (Q)get their living from the gospel.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 9:6 Lit I and Barnabas
  2. 1 Corinthians 9:7 Lit eat of
  3. 1 Corinthians 9:8 Lit man
  4. 1 Corinthians 9:13 Lit with

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