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1 Corinthians 9 (WEBP)

[1] Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Haven’t I seen Jesus Christ, our Lord? Aren’t you my work in the Lord?
[2] If to others I am not an apostle, yet at least I am to you; for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.
[3] My defense to those who examine me is this:
[4] Have we no right to eat and to drink?
[5] Have we no right to take along a wife who is a believer, even as the rest of the apostles, and the brothers of the Lord, and Cephas?
[6] Or have only Barnabas and I no right to not work?
[7] What soldier ever serves at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard, and doesn’t eat of its fruit? Or who feeds a flock, and doesn’t drink from the flock’s milk?
[8] Do I speak these things according to the ways of men? Or doesn’t the law also say the same thing?
[9] For it is written in the law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain.” Is it for the oxen that God cares,
[10] or does he say it assuredly for our sake? Yes, it was written for our sake, because he who plows ought to plow in hope, and he who threshes in hope should partake of his hope.
[11] If we sowed to you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we reap your fleshly things?
[12] If others partake of this right over you, don’t we yet more? Nevertheless we didn’t use this right, but we bear all things, that we may cause no hindrance to the Good News of Christ.
[13] Don’t you know that those who serve around sacred things eat from the things of the temple, and those who wait on the altar have their portion with the altar?
[14] Even so the Lord ordained that those who proclaim the Good News should live from the Good News.
[15] But I have used none of these things, and I don’t write these things that it may be done so in my case; for I would rather die, than that anyone should make my boasting void.
[16] For if I preach the Good News, I have nothing to boast about, for necessity is laid on me; but woe is to me if I don’t preach the Good News.
[17] For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward. But if not of my own will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me.
[18] 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.
[19] For though I was free from all, I brought myself under bondage to all, that I might gain the more.
[20] To the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law,° that I might gain those who are under the law;
[21] to those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God, but under law toward Christ), that I might win those who are without law.
[22] To the weak I became as weak, that I might gain the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some.
[23] Now I do this for the sake of the Good News, that I may be a joint partaker of it.
[24] Don’t you know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run like that, so that you may win.
[25] Every man who strives in the games exercises self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible.
[26] I therefore run like that, not aimlessly. I fight like that, not beating the air,
[27] but I beat my body and bring it into submission, lest by any means, after I have preached to others, I myself should be disqualified.

1 Corinthians 9:9 Deuteronomy 25:4
1 Corinthians 9:20 NU adds: though I myself am not under the law

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King James w/Strong’s #s

1 Corinthians 9 (KJVS)

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[2] If G1487 I be G1510 (PresInd) not G3756 an apostle G652 unto others G243, yet G235 doubtless G1065 I am G1510 (PresInd) to you G5213: for G1063 the seal G4973 of mine G1699 apostleship G651 are G2075 (PresInd) ye G5210 in G1722 the Lord G2962.
[3] Mine G1699 answer G627 to them that do examine G350 (PresActPtc) me G1691 is G2076 (PresInd) this G3778,
[4] Have we G2192 (PresActInd) not G3378 power G1849 to eat G5315 (Aor2ActInf) and G2532 to drink G4095 (Aor2ActInf)?
[5] Have we G2192 (PresActInd) not G3378 power G1849 to lead about G4013 (PresActInf) a sister G79, a wife G1135, as well as G5613 G2532 other G3062 apostles G652, and G2532 [as] the brethren G80 of the Lord G2962, and G2532 Cephas G2786?
[6] Or G2228 I G1473 only G3441 and G2532 Barnabas G921, have G2192 not G3756 we G2192 (PresActInd) power G1849 to forbear G3361 working G2038 (PresMidPasDepInf)?
[7] Who G5101 goeth a warfare G4754 (PresMidInd) any time at G4218 his own G2398 charges G3800? who G5101 planteth G5452 (PresActInd) a vineyard G290, and G2532 eateth G2068 (PresActInd) not G3756 of G1537 the fruit G2590 thereof G846? or G2228 who G5101 feedeth G4165 (PresActInd) a flock G4167, and G2532 eateth G2068 (PresActInd) not G3756 of G1537 the milk G1051 of the flock G4167?
[8] Say I G2980 (PresActInd) these things G5023 as G3361 G2596 a man G444? or G2228 saith G3004 (PresActInd) not G3780 the law G3551 the same G5023 also G2532?
[9] For G1063 it is written G1125 (PerfPasInd) in G1722 the law G3551 of Moses G3475, Thou shalt G5392 not G3756 muzzle G5392 (FutActInd) the mouth of the ox G1016 that treadeth out the corn G248 (PresActPtc). G3361 Doth G3199 God G2316 take care G3199 (PresActInd) for oxen G1016?
[10] Or G2228 saith he G3004 (PresActInd) [it] altogether G3843 for G1223 our G2248 sakes G1223? For G1223 our G2248 sakes G1223, no doubt G1063, [this] is written G1125 (Aor2PasDepSubj): that G3754 he that ploweth G722 (PresActPtc) should G3784 (PresActInd) plow G722 (PresActInf) in G1909 hope G1680; and G2532 that he that thresheth G248 (PresActPtc) in hope G1680 should be partaker G3348 (PresActInf) of G1909 his G846 hope G1680.
[11] If G1487 we G2249 have sown G4687 (AorActInd) unto you G5213 spiritual things G4152, [is it] a great thing G3173 if G1487 we G2249 shall reap G2325 (FutActInd) your G5216 carnal things G4559?
[12] If G1487 others G243 be partakers G3348 (PresActInd) of [this] power G1849 over you G5216, [are] not G3756 we G2249 rather G3123? Nevertheless G235 we have G5530 not G3756 used G5530 (AorMidDepInd) this G5026 power G1849; but G235 suffer G4722 (PresActInd) all things G3956, lest G3363 we should G1325 (Aor2ActSubj) G5100 hinder G1464 the gospel G2098 of Christ G5547.
[13] Do ye G1492 not G3756 know G1492 (PerfActInd) that G3754 they which minister G2038 (PresMidPasDepPtc) about holy things G2413 live G2068 (PresActInd) [of the things] of G1537 the temple G2411? and they which wait G4332 (PresActPtc) at the altar G2379 are partakers G4829 (PresMidPasDepInd) with the altar G2379?
[14] Even G2532 so G3779 hath G1299 the Lord G2962 ordained G1299 (AorActInd) that they which preach G2605 (PresActPtc) the gospel G2098 should live G2198 (PresActInf) of G1537 the gospel G2098.
[15] But G1161 I G1473 have used G5530 (AorMidDepInd) none G3762 of these things G5130: G1161 neither G3756 have I written G1125 (AorActInd) these things G5023, that G2443 it should be G1096 so G3779 done G1096 (Aor2MidDepSubj) unto G1722 me G1698: for G1063 [it were] better G3123 for me G3427 to die G599 (Aor2ActInf) G2570, than G2228 that G2443 any man G5100 should make G2758 my G3450 glorying G2745 void G2758 (AorActSubj).
[16] For G1063 though G1437 I preach the gospel G2097 (PresMidSubj), I G3427 have G2076 (PresInd) nothing G3756 to glory of G2745: for G1063 necessity G318 is laid upon G1945 (PresMidPasDepInd) me G3427; yea G1161, woe G3759 is G2076 (PresInd) unto me G3427, if G3362 I preach G2097 not G3362 the gospel G2097 (PresMidSubj)!
[17] For G1063 if G1487 I do G4238 (PresActInd) this thing G5124 willingly G1635, I have G2192 (PresActInd) a reward G3408: but G1161 if G1487 against my will G210, a dispensation G3622 [of the gospel] is committed unto me G4100 (PerfPasInd).
[18] What G5101 is G2076 (PresInd) my G3427 reward G3408 then G3767? [Verily] that G2443, when I preach the gospel G2097 (PresMidPtc), I may make G5087 (AorActSubj) the gospel G2098 of Christ G5547 without charge G77, that G1519 I abuse G2710 (AorMidDepInf) not G3361 my G3450 power G1849 in G1722 the gospel G2098.
[19] For G1063 though I be G5607 (PresPtc) free G1658 from G1537 all G3956 [men], yet have I made G1402 myself G1683 servant G1402 (AorActInd) unto all G3956, that G2443 I might gain G2770 (AorActSubj) the more G4119.
[20] And G2532 unto the Jews G2453 I became G1096 (Aor2MidDepInd) as G5613 a Jew G2453, that G2443 I might gain G2770 (AorActSubj) the Jews G2453; to them that are under G5259 the law G3551, as G5613 under G5259 the law G3551, that G2443 I might gain G2770 (AorActSubj) them that are under G5259 the law G3551;
[21] To them that are without law G459, as G5613 without law G459, (being G5607 (PresPtc) not G3361 without law G459 to God G2316, but G235 under the law G1772 to Christ G5547,) that G2443 I might gain G2770 (AorActSubj) them that are without law G459.
[22] To the weak G772 became I G1096 (Aor2MidDepInd) as G5613 weak G772, that G2443 I might gain G2770 (AorActSubj) the weak G772: I am made G1096 (Perf2ActInd) all things G3956 to all G3956 [men], that G2443 I might G4982 by all means G3843 save G4982 (AorActSubj) some G5100.
[23] And G1161 this G5124 I do G4160 (PresActInd) for G1223 the gospel’s G2098 sake G1223, that G2443 I might be G1096 (Aor2MidDepSubj) partaker G4791 thereof G846 with G4791 [you].
[24] Know ye G1492 (PerfActInd) not G3756 that G3754 they which run G5143 (PresActPtc) in G1722 a race G4712 run G5143 (PresActInd) all G3956 G3303, but G1161 one G1520 receiveth G2983 (PresActInd) the prize G1017? So G3779 run G5143 (PresActImpr), that G2443 ye may obtain G2638 (Aor2ActSubj).
[25] And G1161 every man G3956 that striveth for the mastery G75 (PresMidPasDepPtc) is temperate G1467 (PresMidPasDepInd) in all things G3956. G3303 Now G3767 they G1565 [do it] to G2443 obtain G2983 (Aor2ActSubj) a corruptible G5349 crown G4735; but G1161 we G2249 an incorruptible G862.
[26] I G1473 therefore G5106 so G3779 run G5143 (PresActInd), not G3756 as G5613 uncertainly G84; so G3779 fight I G4438 (PresActInd), not G3756 as G5613 one that beateth G1194 (PresActPtc) the air G109:
[27] But G235 I keep under G5299 (PresActInd) my G3450 body G4983, and G2532 bring [it] into subjection G1396 (PresActInd): lest that by any means G3381 G4458, when I have preached G2784 (AorActPtc) to others G243, I myself G846 should be G1096 (Aor2MidDepSubj) a castaway G96.

Young’s Literal Translation

1 Corinthians 9 (YLT)

[1] Am not I an apostle? am not I free? Jesus Christ our Lord have I not seen? my work are not ye in the Lord?
[2] if to others I am not an apostle-yet doubtless to you I am; for the seal of my apostleship are ye in the Lord.
[3] My defence to those who examine me in this;
[4] have we not authority to eat and to drink?
[5] have we not authority a sister-a wife-to lead about, as also the other apostles, and the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?
[6] or only I and Barnabas, have we not authority-not to work?
[7] who doth serve as a soldier at his own charges at any time? who doth plant a vineyard, and of its fruit doth not eat? or who doth feed a flock, and of the milk of the flock doth not eat?
[8] According to man do I speak these things? or doth not also the law say these things?
[9] for in the law of Moses it hath been written, ‘thou shalt not muzzle an ox treading out corn;’ for the oxen doth God care?
[10] or because of us by all means doth He say it? yes, because of us it was written, because in hope ought the plower to plow, and he who is treading ought of his hope to partake in hope.
[11] If we to you the spiritual things did sow-great is it if we your fleshly things do reap?
[12] if others do partake of the authority over you-not we more? but we did not use this authority, but all things we bear, that we may give no hindrance to the good news of the Christ.
[13] Have ye not known that those working about the things of the temple-of the temple do eat, and those waiting at the altar-with the altar are partakers?
[14] so also did the Lord direct to those proclaiming the good news: of the good news to live.
[15] And I have used none of these things; neither did I write these things that it may be so done in my case, for it is good for me rather to die, than that any one may make my glorying void;
[16] for if I may proclaim good news, it is no glorying for me, for necessity is laid upon me, and woe is to me if I may not proclaim good news;
[17] for if willing I do this, I have a reward; and if unwillingly-with a stewardship I have been entrusted!
[18] 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;
[19] for being free from all men, to all men I made myself servant, that the more I might gain;
[20] and I became to the Jews as a Jew, that Jews I might gain; to those under law as under law, that those under law I might gain;
[21] to those without law, as without law-(not being without law to God, but within law to Christ)-that I might gain those without law;
[22] I became to the infirm as infirm, that the infirm I might gain; to all men I have become all things, that by all means I may save some.
[23] And this I do because of the good news, that a fellow-partaker of it I may become;
[24] have ye not known that those running in a race-all indeed run, but one doth receive the prize? so run ye, that ye may obtain;
[25] and every one who is striving, is in all things temperate; these, indeed, then, that a corruptible crown they may receive, but we an incorruptible;
[26] I, therefore, thus run, not as uncertainly, thus I fight, as not beating air;
[27] but I chastise my body, and bring it into servitude, lest by any means, having preached to others-I myself may become disapproved.