New International Version
If we have sown spiritual seed among you, is it too much if we reap a material harvest from you?
King James Bible
If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?
Darby Bible Translation
If we have sown to you spiritual things, [is it a] great [thing] if *we* shall reap your carnal things?
World English Bible
If we sowed to you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we reap your fleshly things?
Young's Literal Translation
If we to you the spiritual things did sow -- great is it if we your fleshly things do reap?
1 Corinthians 9:11 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If we have sown unto you spiritual things - If we have been the means of bringing you into a state of salvation by the Divine doctrines which we have preached unto you, is it too much for us to expect a temporal support then we give ourselves up entirely to this work? Every man who preaches the Gospel has a right to his own support and that of his family while thus employed.
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Text: First Corinthians 9, 24-27; 10, 1-5. 24 Know ye not that they that run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? Even so run; that ye may attain. 25 And every man that striveth in the games exerciseth self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. 26 I therefore so run, as not uncertainly; so fight I, as not beating the air: 27 but I buffet my body, and bring it into bondage: lest by any means, after that I have preached to others, …
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They were pleased to do it, and indeed they owe it to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in the Jews' spiritual blessings, they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings.
1 Corinthians 9:14
In the same way, the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel.
Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor.
Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account.
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