New International Version
In the same way, the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel.
King James Bible
Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.
Darby Bible Translation
So also the Lord has ordained to those that announce the glad tidings to live of the glad tidings.
World English Bible
Even so the Lord ordained that those who proclaim the Good News should live from the Good News.
Young's Literal Translation
so also did the Lord direct to those proclaiming the good news: of the good news to live.
1 Corinthians 9:14 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Even so hath the Lord ordained - This is evidently a reference to our Lord's ordination, Matthew 10:10 : The workman is worthy of his meat. And Luke 10:7 : For the laborer is worthy of his hire. And in both places it is the preacher of the Gospel of whom he is speaking. It was a maxim among the Jews, "that the inhabitants of a town where a wise man had made his abode should support him, because he had forsaken the world and its pleasures to study those things by which he might please God and be useful to men." See an ordinance to this effect in the tract Shabbath, fol. 114.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
ordained. See on ver.
LibraryThird Sunday Before Lent
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, …
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II
The Sin of Silence
Though in Order to Establish this Suitable Difference Between the Fruits or Effects of virtue and vice,
An Essay on the Scriptural Doctrine of Immortality
no bag for the journey or extra shirt or sandals or a staff, for the worker is worth his keep.
Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house.
"When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you.
and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them.
1 Corinthians 4:15
Even if you had ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel.
1 Corinthians 9:4
Don't we have the right to food and drink?
1 Corinthians 9:11
If we have sown spiritual seed among you, is it too much if we reap a material harvest from you?
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