1 Corinthians 9:18
Good News Translation
What pay do I get, then? It is the privilege of preaching the Good News without charging for it, without claiming my rights in my work for the gospel.

Contemporary English Version
What pay am I given? It is the chance to preach the good news free of charge and not to use the privileges that are mine because I am a preacher.

Douay-Rheims Bible
What is my reward then? That preaching the gospel, I may deliver the gospel without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

New American Bible
What then is my recompense? That, when I preach, I offer the gospel free of charge so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

What is my reward then? That preaching the gospel, I may deliver the gospel without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

when.

1 Corinthians 9:6,7 Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to do this? . . .

1 Corinthians 10:33 As I also in all things please all men, not seeking that which is profitable to myself but to many: that they may be saved.

2 Corinthians 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Jesus Christ our Lord: and ourselves your servants through Jesus.

2 Corinthians 11:7-9 Or did I commit a fault, humbling myself that you might be exalted, because I preached unto you the Gospel of God freely? . . .

2 Corinthians 12:13-18 For what is there that you have had less than the other churches but that I myself was not burthensome to you? Pardon me this injury. . . .

1 Thessalonians 2:6 Nor sought we glory of men, neither of you, nor of others.

2 Thessalonians 3:8,9 Neither did we eat any man's bread for nothing: but in labour and in toil we worked night and day, lest we should be chargeable to any of you. . . .

that I.

1 Corinthians 7:31 And they that use this world, as if they used it not. For the fashion of this world passeth away.

1 Corinthians 8:9 But take heed lest perhaps this your liberty become a stumblingblock to the weak.

Romans 14:15 For if, because of thy meat, thy brother be grieved, thou walkest not now according to charity. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.

Context
The Rights of an Apostle
17For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation is committed to me. 18What is my reward then? That preaching the gospel, I may deliver the gospel without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel. 19For whereas I was free as to all, I made myself the servant of all, that I might gain the more.…
Cross References
John 4:36
And he that reapeth receiveth wages and gathereth fruit unto life everlasting: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.

Acts 18:3
And because he was of the same trade, he remained with them and wrought. (Now they were tentmakers by trade.)

1 Corinthians 3:8
Now he that planteth and he that watereth, are one. And every man shall receive his own reward, according to his own labour.

1 Corinthians 7:31
And they that use this world, as if they used it not. For the fashion of this world passeth away.

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 9:15
But 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.

1 Corinthians 9:17
For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation is committed to me.

2 Corinthians 11:7
Or did I commit a fault, humbling myself that you might be exalted, because I preached unto you the Gospel of God freely?

2 Corinthians 12:13
For what is there that you have had less than the other churches but that I myself was not burthensome to you? Pardon me this injury.

2 Corinthians 12:14
Behold now the third time I am ready to come to you and I will not be burthensome unto you. For I seek not the things that are yours, but you. For neither ought the children to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

Additional Translations
What then is my reward? That in preaching the gospel I may offer it free of charge, and so not use up my rights in preaching it.

What then is my reward? That in preaching the gospel, I should offer the gospel free of charge, so as not to use up my right in the gospel.

What is my reward then? Truly that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

What then is my reward? That, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel without charge, so as not to use to the full my right in the gospel.

What is the reward then that I have? That in announcing the glad tidings I make the glad tidings costless [to others], so as not to have made use, as belonging to me, of my right in [announcing] the glad tidings.

What then is my reward? That, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel without charge, so as not to use to the full my right in the gospel.

What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I may not abuse my power in the gospel.

What are my wages then? The very fact that the Good News which I preach will cost my hearers nothing, so that I cannot be charged with abuse of my privileges as a Christian preacher.

What then is my reward? That, when I preach the Good News, I may present the Good News of Christ without charge, so as not to abuse my authority in the Good News.

What, then, is my reward? -- that proclaiming good news, without charge I shall make the good news of the Christ, not to abuse my authority in the good news;
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