1 Corinthians 9:4
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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
Wesley'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.

1 Corinthians 9:4 Parallel Commentaries

The 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.
Rom. xv. 13.--"Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing," &c. It is usual for the Lord in his word to turn his precepts unto promises, which shows us, that the commandments of God do not so much import an ability in us, or suppose strength to fulfil them, as declare that obligation which lies upon us, and his purpose and intention to accomplish in some, what he requires of all: and therefore we should accordingly convert all his precepts unto prayers, seeing he hath made
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Bunyan -- the Heavenly Footman
John Bunyan was born in the village of Elstow, near Bedford, England, in 1628. Because of his fearless preaching he was imprisoned in Bedford jail from 1660 to 1672, and again for six months in 1675, during which latter time it is said his wonderful "Pilgrim's Progress" was written. While his sermons in their tedious prolixity share the fault of his time, they are characterized by vividness, epigrammatic wit, and dramatic fervor. The purity and simplicity of his style have been highly praised, and
Various—The World's Great Sermons, Vol. 2

Against Vain Judgments of Men
"My Son, anchor thy soul firmly upon God, and fear not man's judgment, when conscience pronounceth thee pious and innocent. It is good and blessed thus to suffer; nor will it be grievous to the heart which is humble, and which trusteth in God more than in itself. Many men have many opinions, and therefore little trust is to be placed in them. But moreover it is impossible to please all. Although Paul studied to please all men in the Lord, and to become all things to all men,(1) yet nevertheless
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
Acts 20:33
"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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