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I have no right to boast just because I preach the gospel. After all, I am under orders to do so. And how terrible it would be for me if I did not preach the gospel!
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For if I preach the gospel, it is no glory to me: for a necessity lieth upon me. For woe is unto me if I preach not the gospel.
Romans 4:2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory, but not before God.
Romans 15:17 I have therefore glory in Christ Jesus towards God.
Jeremiah 1:17 Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak to them all that I command thee. Be not afraid at their presence: for I will make thee not to fear their countenance.
Jeremiah 20:7,9 Thou hast deceived me, O Lord, and I am deceived: thou hast been stronger than I, and thou hast prevailed. I am become a laughingstock all the day, all scoff at me. . . .
Amos 3:8 The lion shall roar, who will not fear? The Lord God hath spoken, who shall not prophesy?
Amos 7:15 And Amos answered and said to Amasias: I am not a prophet, nor am I the son of a prophet: but I am a herdsman plucking wild figs.
Acts 4:20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.
Acts 9:6,15 And he, trembling and astonished, said: Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? . . .
Acts 26:16-20 But rise up and stand upon thy feet: for to this end have I appeared to thee, that I may make thee a minister and a witness of those things which thou hast seen and of those things wherein I will appear to thee, . . .
Romans 1:14 To the Greeks and to the barbarians, to the wise and to the unwise, I am a debtor.
Isaiah 6:5 And I said: Woe is me, because I have held my peace; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people that hath unclean lips, and I have seen with my eyes the King the Lord of hosts.
Luke 9:62 Jesus said to him: No man putting his hand to the plough and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God.
Colossians 4:17 And say to Archippus: Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.
ContextThe Rights of an Apostle
…15But I have used none of these things. Neither have I written these things, that they should be so done unto me: for it is good for me to die rather than that any man should make my glory void. 16For if I preach the gospel, it is no glory to me: for a necessity lieth upon me. For woe is unto me if I preach not the gospel. 17For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation is committed to me.…
1 Samuel 12:23
And far from me be this sin against the Lord, that I should cease to pray for you: and I will teach you the good and right way.
For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.
And the Lord said to him: Go thy way: for this man is to me a vessel of election, to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel.
To the Greeks and to the barbarians, to the wise and to the unwise, I am a debtor.
1 Corinthians 4:15
For if you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet not many fathers. For in Christ Jesus, by the gospel, I have begotten you.
1 Corinthians 9:12
If others be partakers of this power over you, why not we rather? Nevertheless, we have not used this power: but we bear all things, lest we should give any hindrance to the gospel of Christ.
1 Corinthians 9:14
So also the Lord ordained that they who preach the gospel should live by the gospel.
2 Corinthians 2:12
And when I was come to Troas for the gospel of Christ and a door was opened unto me in the Lord,
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