New International Version
Or is it only I and Barnabas who lack the right to not work for a living?
King James Bible
Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working?
Darby Bible Translation
Or *I* alone and Barnabas, have we not a right not to work?
World English Bible
Or have only Barnabas and I no right to not work?
Young's Literal Translation
or only I and Barnabas, have we not authority -- not to work?
1 Corinthians 9:6 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Or I only and Barnabas - Have we alone of all the apostles no right to be supported by our converts? It appears from this,
1. That the apostles did not generally support themselves by their own labor.
2. That Paul and Barnabas did thus support themselves.
Some of the others probably had not a business at which they could conveniently work; but Paul and Barnabas had a trade at which they could conveniently labor wherever they came.
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Text: First Corinthians 9, 24-27; 10, 1-5. 24 Know ye not that they that run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? Even so run; that ye may attain. 25 And every man that striveth in the games exerciseth self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. 26 I therefore so run, as not uncertainly; so fight I, as not beating the air: 27 but I buffet my body, and bring it into bondage: lest by any means, after that I have preached to others, …
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Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means "son of encouragement"),
1 Corinthians 11:16
If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice--nor do the churches of God.
2 Corinthians 11:8
I robbed other churches by receiving support from them so as to serve you.
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