11 (A)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 (B)did not use this right, but we endure all things (C)so that we will cause no hindrance to the (D)gospel of Christ. 13 (E)Do you not know that those who (F)perform sacred services eat the food of the temple, and those who attend regularly to the altar have their share [a]from the altar? 14 So also (G)the Lord directed those who proclaim the (H)gospel to (I)get their living from the gospel.

15 But I have (J)used none of these things. And I have not written these things so that it will be done so in my case; for it would be better for me to die than that. No one shall make (K)my boast an empty one! 16 For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast about, for (L)I am under compulsion; for woe to me if I do not preach (M)the gospel. 17 For if I do this voluntarily, I have a (N)reward; but if against my will, I have been entrusted with a (O)commission nonetheless. 18 What, then, is my (P)reward? That, when I preach the gospel, I may offer the gospel (Q)without charge, so as (R)not to make full use of my right in the gospel.

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