1 Corinthians 9:13
New International Version
Don't you know that those who serve in the temple get their food from the temple, and that those who serve at the altar share in what is offered on the altar?

New Living Translation
Don't you realize that those who work in the temple get their meals from the offerings brought to the temple? And those who serve at the altar get a share of the sacrificial offerings.

English Standard Version
Do you not know that those who are employed in the temple service get their food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar share in the sacrificial offerings?

Berean Study Bible
Do you not know that those who work in the temple eat of its food, and those who serve at the altar partake of its offerings?

Berean Literal Bible
Do you not know that those working in the temple eat the things of the temple; those attending at the altar partake in the altar?

New American Standard Bible
Do you not know that those who perform sacred services eat the food of the temple, and those who attend regularly to the altar have their share from the altar?

King James Bible
Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar?

Christian Standard Bible
Don't you know that those who perform the temple services eat the food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar share in the offerings of the altar?

Contemporary English Version
Don't you know that people who work in the temple make their living from what is brought to the temple? Don't you know that a person who serves at the altar is given part of what is offered?

Good News Translation
Surely you know that the men who work in the Temple get their food from the Temple and that those who offer the sacrifices on the altar get a share of the sacrifices.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't you know that those who perform the temple services eat the food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar share in the offerings of the altar?

International Standard Version
You know that those who work in the Temple get their food from the Temple and that those who serve at the altar get their share of its offerings, don't you?

NET Bible
Don't you know that those who serve in the temple eat food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar receive a part of the offerings?

New Heart English Bible
Do you not know that those who serve around sacred things eat from the things of the temple, and those who wait on the altar have their portion with the altar?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do you not know that those who labor in the Temple are provided for from the Temple, and those who serve the altar share in the altar?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't you realize that those who work at the temple get their food from the temple? Don't those who help at the altar get a share of what is on the altar?

New American Standard 1977
Do you not know that those who perform sacred services eat the food of the temple, and those who attend regularly to the altar have their share with the altar?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do ye not know that those who work with sacred things live of the things of the sanctuary? and those who serve at the altar partake of the altar?

King James 2000 Bible
Do you not know that they who minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? and they who wait at the altar are partakers with the altar?

American King James Version
Do you not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar?

American Standard Version
Know ye not that they that minister about sacred things eat of the things of the temple, and they that wait upon the altar have their portion with the altar?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Know you not, that they who work in the holy place, eat the things that are of the holy place; and they that serve the altar, partake with the altar?

Darby Bible Translation
Do ye not know that they who labour [at] sacred things eat of the [offerings offered in the] temple; they that attend at the altar partake with the altar?

English Revised Version
Know ye not that they which minister about sacred things eat of the things of the temple, and they which wait upon the altar have their portion with the altar?

Webster's Bible Translation
Do ye not know that they who minister about holy things live from the things of the temple, and they who wait at the altar are partakers with the altar?

Weymouth New Testament
Do you not know that those who perform the sacred rites have their food from the sacred place, and that those who serve at the altar all alike share with the altar?

World English Bible
Don't you know that those who serve around sacred things eat from the things of the temple, and those who wait on the altar have their portion with the altar?

Young's Literal Translation
Have ye not known that those working about the things of the temple -- of the temple do eat, and those waiting at the altar -- with the altar are partakers?
Study Bible
The Rights of an Apostle
12If others have this right to your support, shouldn’t we have it all the more? But we did not exercise this right. Instead, we put up with anything rather than hinder the gospel of Christ. 13Do you not know that those who work in the temple eat of its food, and those who serve at the altar partake of its offerings? 14In the same way, the Lord has prescribed that those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel.…
Cross References
Leviticus 6:16
Aaron and his sons are to eat the remainder. It must be eaten as unleavened, in a holy place; they are to eat it in the courtyard of the Tent of Meeting.

Leviticus 6:18
Any male among the sons of Aaron may eat it. This is a permanent portion from the offerings made by fire to the LORD for the generations to come. Anything that touches them shall become holy."

Leviticus 6:26
The priest who offers it shall eat it; it must be eaten in a holy place, in the courtyard of the Tent of Meeting.

Leviticus 7:6
Every male among the priests may eat of it. It must be eaten in a holy place; it is most holy.

Leviticus 7:7
The guilt offering is like the sin offering; the same law applies to both. It belongs to the priest who makes atonement with it.

Leviticus 7:31
The priest is to burn the fat on the altar, but the breast belongs to Aaron and his sons.

Leviticus 21:22
He may eat the most holy food of his God as well as the holy food,

Numbers 5:9
Every sacred contribution the Israelites bring to the priest shall belong to him.

Numbers 18:8
Then the LORD said to Aaron, "Behold, I have put you in charge of My offerings. As for all the sacred offerings of the Israelites, I have given them to you and your sons as a portion and a permanent statute.

Numbers 18:31
And you and your households may eat the rest of it anywhere; it is the compensation for your work at the Tent of Meeting.

Deuteronomy 18:1
The Levitical priests--indeed the whole tribe of Levi--shall have no portion or inheritance with Israel. They are to eat the offerings made by fire to the LORD; that is their inheritance.

Romans 6:16
Do you not know that when you offer yourselves as obedient slaves, you are slaves to the one you obey, whether you are slaves to sin leading to death, or to obedience leading to righteousness?

1 Corinthians 9:24
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way as to take the prize.

Treasury of Scripture

Do you not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar?

they.

1 Corinthians 10:18
Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?

Leviticus 6:16-18,26
And the remainder thereof shall Aaron and his sons eat: with unleavened bread shall it be eaten in the holy place; in the court of the tabernacle of the congregation they shall eat it…

Leviticus 7:6-8
Every male among the priests shall eat thereof: it shall be eaten in the holy place: it is most holy…

live.







Lexicon
Do you not know
οἴδατε (oidate)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

those who
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

work
ἐργαζόμενοι (ergazomenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2038: To work, trade, perform, do, practice, commit, acquire by labor.

in the
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

temple
ἱερὰ (hiera)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2413: Sacred, holy, set apart. Of uncertain affinity; sacred.

eat of
ἐσθίουσιν (esthiousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2068: Strengthened for a primary edo; used only in certain tenses, the rest being supplied by phago; to eat.

[its food],
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

[and] those who
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

serve
παρεδρεύοντες (paredreuontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4332: From a compound of pros and the base of hedraios; to sit near, i.e. Attend as a servant.

at the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

altar
θυσιαστηρίῳ (thysiastēriō)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2379: An altar (for sacrifice). From a derivative of thusia; a place of sacrifice, i.e. An altar.

partake
συμμερίζονται (symmerizontai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4829: To partake with, divide together with, have a share in.

of [its]
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

[offerings]?
θυσιαστηρίῳ (thysiastēriō)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2379: An altar (for sacrifice). From a derivative of thusia; a place of sacrifice, i.e. An altar.
(13) Do ye not know.--The Apostle now turns to appeal to an argument which would have weight with them as Christians. The rights of the ministry to be supported by the Church have already been established by an appeal to ordinary life and to the Jewish law; and the statement has been made that the Apostle having that right, did not, for wise reasons, use it. There is one higher step in the argument. It was not only a principle of Jewish law which Christ might have abrogated, but it was a provision of the Jewish economy which Christ Himself formally perpetuated.

They which minister. . . .--Better, They which minister about the holy things eat from the temple, and they which serve at the altar have their share with the altar. The first part of this passage refers to the general principle that the priests who were engaged in the Temple services were supported from the various offerings which were brought there, and the second clause more definitely alludes to the particular fact that when a sacrifice was offered on the altar, the sacrificing priests, as well as the altar, had a share of the animal. (See Leviticus 6:16; Leviticus 6:26; Leviticus 7:6; Numbers 5; Numbers 18; Deuteronomy 10, 18) A suggestion that the allusion might be to the custom of the heathen priests is wholly inadmissible, for such would have no force for Christians, and would entirely destroy the sequence of the next verse.

Verse 13. - They which minister about holy things. Jewish priests. He adds his two final arguments - since the right which he is pleading has its own intrinsic importance - before proceeding to the example which he set in order to prevail on the strong to give up their rights and their liberty, when need was, for the sake of the weak. Live; literally, eat, or feed. The Zealots used this excuse for themselves when they broke open the temple stores in the siege of Jerusalem (Josephus, 'Bell. Jud.,' 5:13, § 6). Of the things of the temple. They shared in the victims offered (see Numbers 18:8-13; Deuteronomy 18:1). Partakers with the altar. Only certain portions of certain victims were allowed them. 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.
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