1 Corinthians 9:1
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not the result of my work in the Lord?

New Living Translation
Am I not as free as anyone else? Am I not an apostle? Haven't I seen Jesus our Lord with my own eyes? Isn't it because of my work that you belong to the Lord?

English Standard Version
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not you my workmanship in the Lord?

Berean Study Bible
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you yourselves not my workmanship in the Lord?

Berean Literal Bible
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord?

New American Standard Bible
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord?

King James Bible
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?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord?

International Standard Version
I am free, am I not? I am an apostle, am I not? I have seen Jesus our Lord, haven't I? You are the result of my work in the Lord, aren't you?

NET Bible
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord?

New Heart English Bible
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Am I not a son of freedom? Am I not an Apostle? Have I not seen Yeshua The Messiah Our Lord? Are you not my work in my Lord?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't you agree that I'm a free man? Don't you agree that I'm an apostle? Haven't I seen Jesus our Lord? Aren't you the result of my work for the Lord?

New American Standard 1977
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord?

Jubilee Bible 2000
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?

King James 2000 Bible
Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not you my work in the Lord?

American King James Version
Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not you my work in the Lord?

American Standard Version
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not ye my work in the Lord?

Douay-Rheims Bible
AM not I free? Am not I an apostle? Have not I seen Christ Jesus our Lord? Are not you my work in the Lord?

Darby Bible Translation
Am I not free? am I not an apostle? have I not seen Jesus our Lord? are not ye my work in [the] Lord?

English Revised Version
Am I not free? am I not an apostle? have I not seen Jesus our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord?

Webster's Bible Translation
Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are ye not my work in the Lord?

Weymouth New Testament
Am I not free? Am I not an Apostle? Can it be denied that I have seen Jesus, our Lord? Are not you yourselves my work in the Lord?

World English Bible
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Haven't I seen Jesus Christ, our Lord? Aren't you my work in the Lord?

Young's Literal Translation
Am not I an apostle? am not I free? Jesus Christ our Lord have I not seen? my work are not ye in the Lord?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:1-14 It is not new for a minister to meet with unkind returns for good-will to a people, and diligent and successful services among them. To the cavils of some, the apostle answers, so as to set forth himself as an example of self-denial, for the good of others. He had a right to marry as well as other apostles, and to claim what was needful for his wife, and his children if he had any, from the churches, without labouring with his own hands to get it. Those who seek to do our souls good, should have food provided for them. But he renounced his right, rather than hinder his success by claiming it. It is the people's duty to maintain their minister. He may wave his right, as Paul did; but those transgress a precept of Christ, who deny or withhold due support.
Study Bible
The Rights of an Apostle
1Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you yourselves not my workmanship in the Lord? 2Even if I am not an apostle to others, surely I am to you. For you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.…
Cross References
Acts 9:3
As Saul drew near to Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.

Acts 9:17
So Ananias went to the house, and when he arrived, he placed his hands on Saul. "Brother Saul," he said, "the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here, has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit."

Acts 14:14
But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul found out about this, they tore their clothes and rushed into the crowd, shouting,

Acts 18:9
One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: "Do not be afraid; keep on speaking; do not be silent.

Acts 22:14
Then he said, 'The God of our fathers has appointed you to know His will, and to see the Righteous One, and to hear His voice.

Acts 22:18
and saw the Lord saying to me, 'Hurry! Leave Jerusalem quickly, because the people here will not accept your testimony about Me.'

Acts 23:11
The following night the Lord stood by Paul and said, "Take courage! As you have testified about Me in Jerusalem, so also you must testify in Rome."

Romans 1:1
Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, and set apart for the gospel of God,

1 Corinthians 3:6
I planted the seed and Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.

1 Corinthians 4:15
Even if you have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel.
Treasury of Scripture

Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not you my work in the Lord?

I not an.

1 Corinthians 9:2,3 If I be not an apostle to others, yet doubtless I am to you: for …

1 Corinthians 1:1 Paul called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of …

1 Corinthians 15:8,9 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time…

Acts 9:15 But the Lord said to him, Go your way: for he is a chosen vessel …

Acts 13:2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said…

Acts 14:4 But the multitude of the city was divided: and part held with the …

Acts 22:14,15 And he said, The God of our fathers has chosen you, that you should …

Acts 16:17,18 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the …

Romans 1:1,5 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated …

Romans 11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the …

2 Corinthians 11:5 For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very most chief apostles.

2 Corinthians 12:11,12 I am become a fool in glorying; you have compelled me: for I ought …

Galatians 1:1,15-17 Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, …

Galatians 2:7,8 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision …

1 Timothy 2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the …

2 Timothy 1:11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher …

Titus 1:1-3 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according …

am I not free.

1 Corinthians 9:19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant …

Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us …

have.

1 Corinthians 15:8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.

Acts 9:3,5,17 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined …

Acts 18:9 Then spoke the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, …

Acts 22:6-8,14-21 And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come near …

Acts 23:11 And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good …

Acts 26:16-18 But rise, and stand on your feet: for I have appeared to you for this purpose…

are.

1 Corinthians 3:6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

1 Corinthians 4:14,15 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you…

Acts 18:8-11 And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord …

2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you …

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