1 Corinthians 9:16
Good News Translation
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!

Contemporary English Version
I don't have any reason to brag about preaching the good news. Preaching is something God told me to do, and if I don't do it, I am doomed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

New American Bible
If I preach the gospel, this is no reason for me to boast, for an obligation has been imposed on me, and woe to me if I do not preach it!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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.

I have.

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.

for.

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.

woe.

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.

Context
The 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.…
Cross References
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.

Acts 4:20
For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

Acts 9:15
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.

Romans 1:14
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,

Additional Translations
Yet when I preach the gospel, I have no reason to boast, because I am obligated to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!

For if I preach the gospel, there is no boasting to me, for necessity is laid upon me. But woe be to me if I should not preach the gospel.

For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid on me; yes, woe is to me, if I preach not the gospel!

For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of; for necessity is laid upon me; for woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel.

For if I announce the glad tidings, I have nothing to boast of; for a necessity is laid upon me; for it is woe to me if I should not announce the glad tidings.

For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of; for necessity is laid upon me; for woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel.

For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of: for necessity is laid upon me; and woe is to me, if I preach not the gospel!

If I go on preaching the Good News, that is nothing for me to boast of; for the necessity is imposed upon me; and alas for me, if I fail to preach it!

For if I preach the Good News, I have nothing to boast about; for necessity is laid on me; but woe is to me, if I don't preach the Good News.

for if I may proclaim good news, it is no glorying for me, for necessity is laid upon me, and woe is to me if I may not proclaim good news;
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