12 [a]If others with you be partakers of this[b]power, are not we rather? nevertheless, we have not used this power: but suffer all things, that we should not hinder the Gospel of Christ.
13 [c]Do ye not know, that they which minister about the holy things, eat of the [d]things of the Temple? and they which wait at the altar, are [e]partakers with the altar?
14 So also hath the Lord ordained, that they which preach the Gospel, should live [f]of the Gospel.
1 Corinthians 9:12Another argument of great force: others are nourished amongst you, therefore it was lawful for me, yea rather for me than any other: and yet I refused it, and had rather still suffer any discommodity, than the Gospel of Christ should be hindered.
1 Corinthians 9:12The word signifieth a right and interest, whereby he giveth us to understand that the ministers of the word must of right and duty be found of the Church.
1 Corinthians 9:13Last of all he bringeth forth the express Law concerning the nourishing of the Levites, which privilege notwithstanding he will not use.
1 Corinthians 9:13This is spoken by the figure Metonymy, for, of those things that are offered in the temple.
1 Corinthians 9:14Because they preach the Gospel. It followed by this place, that Paul gat no living, neither would have any other man get, by any commodity of masses, or any other such superstitious trumperies.
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