10 nor bag for your journey, nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor staffs; (A)for a worker is worthy of his food.

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(A)Do we have no [a]right to eat and drink? Do we have no right to take along [b]a believing wife, as do also the other apostles, (B)the brothers of the Lord, and (C)Cephas? Or is it only Barnabas and I (D)who have no right to refrain from working? Who ever (E)goes to war at his own expense? Who (F)plants a vineyard and does not eat of its fruit? Or who (G)tends a flock and does not drink of the milk of the flock?

Do I say these things as a mere man? Or does not the law say the same also?

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  1. 1 Corinthians 9:4 authority
  2. 1 Corinthians 9:5 Lit. a sister, a wife

18 For the Scripture says, (A)“You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain,” and, (B)“The laborer is worthy of his wages.”

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