1 Corinthians 9:7
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English Standard Version
Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard without eating any of its fruit? Or who tends a flock without getting some of the milk?

King James Bible
Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock?

American Standard Version
What soldier ever serveth at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not the fruit thereof? Or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who serveth as a soldier at any time, at his own charges? Who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? Who feedeth the flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock?

English Revised Version
What soldier ever serveth at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock?

Webster's Bible Translation
Who goeth a warfare at any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of its fruit? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock?

Weymouth New Testament
What soldier ever serves at his own cost? Who plants a vineyard and yet does not eat any of the grapes? Or who tends a herd of cattle and yet does not taste their milk?

1 Corinthians 9:7 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Goeth a warfare (στρατεύεται)

The "a" in a warfare is the abbreviated preposition on or in, as a coming, afield, going a pilgrimage. In the Geneva Bible, Deuteronomy 24:5 is rendered, "When a man taketh a newe wife, he shal not go a warfare." So Froissart: "He was not in good poynt to ride a warfare." The phrase, however, is incorrect as a translation, since the Greek word is used not only of war, but of military service in general. Soldiers are called στρατευόμενοι, Luke 3:14. More correctly, who serveth as a soldier? or, as Rev., what soldier serveth? See on Luke 3:14; see on James 4:1.

Charges (ὀψωνίοις)

See on Luke 3:14, and compare Romans 6:23; 2 Corinthians 11:8.

Feedeth (ποιμαίνει)

See on 1 Peter 5:2. Bengel remarks: "The minister of the gospel is beautifully compared with the soldier, vine-dresser, shepherd." He goes forth to contend with the world, to plant churches, and to exercise pastoral care over them.

1 Corinthians 9:7 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

goeth.

2 Corinthians 10:4,5 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)...

1 Timothy 1:18 This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on you...

1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto you are also called...

2 Timothy 2:3,4 You therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ...

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

planteth.

1 Corinthians 3:6-8 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase...

Deuteronomy 20:6 And what man is he that has planted a vineyard, and has not yet eaten of it? let him also go and return to his house...

Proverbs 27:18 Whoever keeps the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waits on his master shall be honored.

Songs 8:12 My vineyard, which is mine, is before me: you, O Solomon, must have a thousand, and those that keep the fruit thereof two hundred.

or.

Jeremiah 23:2,3 Therefore thus said the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; You have scattered my flock, and driven them away...

John 21:15-17 So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, love you me more than these? He said to him, Yes...

Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost has made you overseers...

1 Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre...

eateth not of the milk.

Proverbs 27:27 And you shall have goats' milk enough for your food, for the food of your household, and for the maintenance for your maidens.

Isaiah 7:22 And it shall come to pass, for the abundance of milk that they shall give he shall eat butter...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 20:6
And is there any man who has planted a vineyard and has not enjoyed its fruit? Let him go back to his house, lest he die in the battle and another man enjoy its fruit.

Proverbs 27:18
Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who guards his master will be honored.

1 Corinthians 3:6
I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.

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

2 Corinthians 10:4
For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.

1 Timothy 1:18
This charge I entrust to you, Timothy, my child, in accordance with the prophecies previously made about you, that by them you may wage the good warfare,

2 Timothy 2:3
Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

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