1 Corinthians 9:5
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English Standard Version
Do we not have the right to take along a believing wife, as do the other apostles and the brothers of the Lord and Cephas?

King James Bible
Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?

American Standard Version
Have we no right to lead about a wife that is a believer, even as the rest of the apostles, and the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Have we not power to carry about a woman, a sister, as well as the rest of the apostles, and the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?

English Revised Version
Have we no right to lead about a wife that is a believer, even as the rest of the apostles, and the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?

Webster's Bible Translation
Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?

Weymouth New Testament
Have we not a right to take with us on our journeys a Christian sister as our wife, as the rest of the Apostles do--and the Lord's brothers and Peter?

1 Corinthians 9:5 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

A sister, a wife

Wrong. Sister means a christian woman, a fellow-member of the Church, as Romans 16:1; 1 Corinthians 7:15; James 2:15. It is in apposition with wife: A wife that is a sister or believer. So Rev. Such an one has also the right, like her husband, to be maintained by the Church. Some of the fathers claimed that not a wife was meant, but a female attendant, serviens mantrona, who contributed to the maintenance of the apostles as certain women ministered to Christ. There is no foundation for this. It is contradicted by the example of Peter cited at the end of this verse; compare Matthew 8:14; and besides, the point of the argument is that these companions should be maintained. Such a practice, however, did grow up in the Church, but was abolished by the Council of Nicaea on account of its abuses. Stanley remarks that the fact of these women accompanying their husbands, may be explained by the necessity of females to gain access to and to baptize the female converts in Greece and in oriental countries; the same necessity which gave rise to the order of deaconesses.

1 Corinthians 9:5 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

to lead.

1 Timothy 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

1 Timothy 4:3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats...

Titus 1:6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.

Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

a sister.

1 Corinthians 7:15,39 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases...

Songs 4:9,10,12 You have ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; you have ravished my heart with one of your eyes, with one chain of your neck...

Songs 5:1,2 I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey...

Romans 16:1 I commend to you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea:

1 Timothy 5:2 The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.

wife. or, woman. the brethren.

Matthew 12:46-50 While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood without, desiring to speak with him...

Matthew 13:55 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brothers, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?

Mark 6:3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon?...

Luke 6:15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes,

John 2:12 After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brothers, and his disciples: and they continued there not many days.

Acts 1:14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

Galatians 1:19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.

Cephas.

1 Corinthians 1:12 Now this I say, that every one of you said, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.

Matthew 8:14 And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever.

Mark 1:30 But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and immediately they tell him of her.

John 1:42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, You are Simon the son of Jona: you shall be called Cephas...

Cross References
Matthew 8:14
And when Jesus entered Peter's house, he saw his mother-in-law lying sick with a fever.

Matthew 12:46
While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him.

John 1:42
He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, "You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Cephas" (which means Peter).

1 Corinthians 1:12
What I mean is that each one of you says, "I follow Paul," or "I follow Apollos," or "I follow Cephas," or "I follow Christ."

1 Corinthians 7:7
I wish that all were as I myself am. But each has his own gift from God, one of one kind and one of another.

1 Corinthians 7:8
To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single, as I am.

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