New Living Translation
Don't we have the right to live in your homes and share your meals?
King James Bible
Have we not power to eat and to drink?
Darby Bible Translation
Have we not a right to eat and to drink?
World English Bible
Have we no right to eat and to drink?
Young's Literal Translation
have we not authority to eat and to drink?
1 Corinthians 9:4 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:4 Have we not power - I and my fellowlabourers. To eat and to drink - At the expense of those among whom we labour.
LibraryThe Heavenly Race
And now, in entering upon the text, I shall have to notice what it is we are to run for: "So run that ye may obtain;" secondly, the mode of running, to which we must attend--"So run that ye may obtain;" and then I shall give a few practical exhortations to stir those onward in the heavenly race who are flagging and negligent, in order that they may at last "obtain." I. In the first place, then, WHAT IS IT THAT WE OUGHT TO SEEK TO OBTAIN? Some people think they must be religious, in order to be respectable. …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
"Now the God of Hope Fill You with all Joy and Peace in Believing," &C.
Bunyan -- the Heavenly Footman
Against Vain Judgments of Men
"I have never coveted anyone's silver or gold or fine clothes.
1 Corinthians 9:3
This is my answer to those who question my authority.
1 Corinthians 9:14
In the same way, the Lord ordered that those who preach the Good News should be supported by those who benefit from it.
1 Thessalonians 2:6
As for human praise, we have never sought it from you or anyone else.
1 Thessalonians 2:9
Don't you remember, dear brothers and sisters, how hard we worked among you? Night and day we toiled to earn a living so that we would not be a burden to any of you as we preached God's Good News to you.
2 Thessalonians 3:8
We never accepted food from anyone without paying for it. We worked hard day and night so we would not be a burden to any of you.
2 Thessalonians 3:9
We certainly had the right to ask you to feed us, but we wanted to give you an example to follow.
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