The King James Version Bible

1 Corinthians 9:1-8

  1. Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord?

  2. If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.

  3. Mine answer to them that do examine me is this,

  4. Have we not power to eat and to drink?

  5. Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?

  6. Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working?

  7. Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock?

  8. Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also?