New Living Translation
Or is it only Barnabas and I who have to work to support ourselves?
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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:6 To forbear working - With our hands.
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
For instance, there was Joseph, the one the apostles nicknamed Barnabas (which means "Son of Encouragement"). He was from the tribe of Levi and came from the island of Cyprus.
1 Corinthians 11:16
But if anyone wants to argue about this, I simply say that we have no other custom than this, and neither do God's other churches.
2 Corinthians 11:8
I "robbed" other churches by accepting their contributions so I could serve you at no cost.
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