1 Corinthians 9:18
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English Standard Version
What then is my reward? That in my preaching I may present the gospel free of charge, so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel.

King James Bible
What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

American Standard Version
What then is my reward? That, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel without charge, so as not to use to the full my right in the gospel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
What is my reward then? That preaching the gospel, I may deliver the gospel without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

English Revised Version
What then is my reward? That, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel without charge, so as not to use to the full my right in the gospel.

Webster's Bible Translation
What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I may not abuse my power in the gospel.

Weymouth New Testament
What are my wages then? The very fact that the Good News which I preach will cost my hearers nothing, so that I cannot be charged with abuse of my privileges as a Christian preacher.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Abuse (καταχρήσασθαι)

See on 1 Corinthians 7:31. Rev., correctly, use to the full.

1 Corinthians 9:18 Parallel Commentaries

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when. See on ver.

1 Corinthians 9:6,7 Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working...

1 Corinthians 10:33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

2 Corinthians 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

2 Corinthians 11:7-9 Have I committed an offense in abasing myself that you might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely...

2 Corinthians 12:13-18 For what is it wherein you were inferior to other churches, except it be that I myself was not burdensome to you...

1 Thessalonians 2:6 Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

2 Thessalonians 3:8,9 Neither did we eat any man's bread for nothing; but worked with labor and travail night and day...

that I.

1 Corinthians 7:31 And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passes away.

1 Corinthians 8:9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to them that are weak.

Romans 14:15 But if your brother be grieved with your meat, now walk you not charitably. Destroy not him with your meat, for whom Christ died.

Cross References
John 4:36
Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together.

Acts 18:3
and because he was of the same trade he stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.

1 Corinthians 3:8
He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor.

1 Corinthians 7:31
and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away.

1 Corinthians 9:12
If others share this rightful claim on you, do not we even more? Nevertheless, we have not made use of this right, but we endure anything rather than put an obstacle in the way of the gospel of Christ.

1 Corinthians 9:15
But I have made no use of any of these rights, nor am I writing these things to secure any such provision. For I would rather die than have anyone deprive me of my ground for boasting.

1 Corinthians 9:17
For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward, but if not of my own will, I am still entrusted with a stewardship.

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