New Living Translation
Since we have planted spiritual seed among you, aren't we entitled to a harvest of physical food and drink?
King James Bible
If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?
Darby Bible Translation
If we have sown to you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?
World English Bible
If we sowed to you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we reap your fleshly things?
Young's Literal Translation
If we to you the spiritual things did sow -- great is it if we your fleshly things do reap?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:11 Is it a great matter if we shall reap as much of your carnal things - As is needful for our sustenance? Do you give us things of greater value than those you receive from us?
LibraryThe Heavenly Race
And now, in entering upon the text, I shall have to notice what it is we are to run for: "So run that ye may obtain;" secondly, the mode of running, to which we must attend--"So run that ye may obtain;" and then I shall give a few practical exhortations to stir those onward in the heavenly race who are flagging and negligent, in order that they may at last "obtain." I. In the first place, then, WHAT IS IT THAT WE OUGHT TO SEEK TO OBTAIN? Some people think they must be religious, in order to be respectable. …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
"Now the God of Hope Fill You with all Joy and Peace in Believing," &C.
Bunyan -- the Heavenly Footman
Against Vain Judgments of Men
They were glad to do this because they feel they owe a real debt to them. Since the Gentiles received the spiritual blessings of the Good News from the believers in Jerusalem, they feel the least they can do in return is to help them financially.
1 Corinthians 9:14
In the same way, the Lord ordered that those who preach the Good News should be supported by those who benefit from it.
Those who are taught the word of God should provide for their teachers, sharing all good things with them.
I don't say this because I want a gift from you. Rather, I want you to receive a reward for your kindness.
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