New International Version
I robbed other churches by receiving support from them so as to serve you.
King James Bible
I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service.
Darby Bible Translation
I spoiled other assemblies, receiving hire for ministry towards you.
World English Bible
I robbed other assemblies, taking wages from them that I might serve you.
Young's Literal Translation
other assemblies I did rob, having taken wages, for your ministration;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I robbed other Churches - This part of the sentence is explained by the latter, taking wages to do you service. The word οψωνιον signifies the pay of money and provisions given daily to a Roman soldier. As if he had said: I received food and raiment, the bare necessaries of life, from other Churches while labouring for your salvation. Will you esteem this a crime?
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1 Corinthians 4:12
We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it;
1 Corinthians 9:6
Or is it only I and Barnabas who lack the right to not work for a living?
Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only;
I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.
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