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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1He shows his liberty;
7and that the minister ought to live by the Gospel;
15yet that himself has of his own accord abstained,
18to be either chargeable unto them,
22or offensive unto any, in matters indifferent.
24Our life is like unto a race.
 
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Chapter 9

Verse 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?


I not an
2,3; 1:1; 15:8,9; Acts 9:15; 13:2; 14:4; 22:14,15; 16:17,18; Romans 1:1,5; Romans 11:13; 2 Corinthians 11:5; 12:11,12; Galatians 1:1,15-17; 2:7,8; 1 Timothy 2:7; 2 Timothy 1:11; Titus 1:1-3
am I not free
19; Galatians 5:1
have
15:8; Acts 9:3,5,17; 18:9; 22:6-8,14-21; 23:11; 26:16-18
are
3:6; 4:14,15; Acts 18:8-11; 2 Corinthians 6:1

Verse 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.
for
John 6:27; 2 Corinthians 3:1-3; 12:12

Verse 3
Mine answer to them that do examine me is this,
answer
Acts 22:1; 25:16; Philippians 1:7,17; 2 Timothy 4:16; *Gr:
them
14:37; 2 Corinthians 10:7,8; 12:16-19; 13:3,5,10

Verse 4
Have we not power to eat and to drink?
we
7-14; Matthew 10:10; Luke 10:7; Galatians 6:6; 1 Thessalonians 2:6; 2 Thessalonians 3:8,9; 1 Timothy 5:17,18

Verse 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?
to lead
1 Timothy 3:2; 4:3; Titus 1:6; Hebrews 13:4
a sister
7:15,39; Song of Solomon 4:9,10,12; 5:1,2; Romans 16:1; 1 Timothy 5:2
wife
or, woman. the brethren.
Matthew 12:46-50; 13:55; Mark 6:3; Luke 6:15; John 2:12; Acts 1:14; Galatians 1:19
Cephas
1:12; Matthew 8:14; Mark 1:30; John 1:42

Verse 6
Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working?
Barnabas
Acts 4:36; 11:22; 13:1,2,50; 14:12; 15:36,37
have
4:11,12; Acts 18:3; 20:34,35; 1 Thessalonians 2:9; 2 Thessalonians 3:7-9

Verse 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?
goeth
2 Corinthians 10:4,5; 1 Timothy 1:18; 6:12; 2 Timothy 2:3,4; 4:7
planteth
3:6-8; Deuteronomy 20:6; Proverbs 27:18; Song of Solomon 8:12
or
Jeremiah 23:2,3; John 21:15-17; Acts 20:28; 1 Peter 5:2
eateth not of the milk
Proverbs 27:27; Isaiah 7:22

Verse 8
Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also?
as
7:40; Romans 6:19; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 4:8
or
14:34; Isaiah 8:20; Romans 3:31

Verse 9
For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?
Thou
Deuteronomy 25:4; 1 Timothy 5:18
Doth
Numbers 22:28-35; Deuteronomy 5:14; Psalms 104:27; 145:15,16; 147:8,9; Jonah 4:11; Matthew 6:26-30; Luke 12:24-28

Verse 10
Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.
For
Matthew 24:22; Romans 15:4; 2 Corinthians 4:15
that ploweth
3:9; Luke 17:7,8; John 4:35-38; 2 Timothy 2:6

Verse 11
If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?
sown
Malachi 3:8,9; Matthew 10:10; Romans 15:27; Galatians 6:6
a great
2 Kings 5:13; 2 Corinthians 11:15

Verse 12
If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.
others
2 Corinthians 11:20
are not
2; 4:14,15
Nevertheless
15,18; Acts 20:31-34; 2 Corinthians 11:7-10; 12:13,14; 1 Thessalonians 2:6-9; 2 Thessalonians 3:8,9
but
4:11,12; 6:7
hinder
Genesis 24:56; Nehemiah 4:8; Luke 11:52; Romans 15:22; 2 Corinthians 11:12

Verse 13
Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar?
they
10:18; Leviticus 6:16-18,26; 7:6-8; Numbers 5:9,10; 18:8-20; Deuteronomy 10:9; 18:1-5; 1 Samuel 2:28
live
or, feed.

Verse 14
Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.
ordained
4; Matthew 10:10; Luke 10:7; Galatians 6:6; 1 Timothy 5:17

Verse 15
But I have used none of these things: neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me: for it were better for me to die, than that any man should make my glorying void.
I have
12; 4:12; Acts 8:3; 20:34; 1 Thessalonians 2:9; 2 Thessalonians 3:8
neither
2 Corinthians 11:9-12; 12:13-18
for
Matthew 18:6; Acts 20:24; Philippians 1:20-23

Verse 16
For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!
I have
Romans 4:2; 15:17
for
Jeremiah 1:17; 20:7,9; Amos 3:8; 7:15; Acts 4:20; 9:6,15; 26:16-20; Romans 1:14
woe
Isaiah 6:5; Luke 9:62; Colossians 4:17

Verse 17
For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.
if I
1 Chronicles 28:9; 29:5,9,14; Nehemiah 11:2; Isaiah 6:8; 2 Corinthians 8:12; Philemon 1:14; 1 Peter 5:2-4
have
3:8,14; Matthew 10:41
against
Exodus 4:13,14; Jeremiah 20:9; Ezekiel 3:14; Jonah 1:3; 4:1-3; Malachi 1:10
dispensation
16; 4:1; Matthew 24:25; Luke 12:42; Galatians 2:7; Ephesians 3:2-8; Philippians 1:17; Colossians 1:25; 1 Thessalonians 2:4; 1 Timothy 1:11-13

Verse 18
What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.
when
6,7; 10:33; 2 Corinthians 4:5; 11:7-9; 12:13-18; 1 Thessalonians 2:6; 2 Thessalonians 3:8,9
that I
7:31; 8:9; Romans 14:15

Verse 19
For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.
I be
1; Galatians 5:1
I made
10:33; Matthew 20:26-28; John 13:14,15; Romans 1:14; 15:2; 2 Corinthians 4:5; Galatians 5:13
that
20-22; 7:16; Proverbs 11:30; Matthew 18:15; Romans 11:14; 1 Timothy 4:16; 2 Timothy 2:10; James 5:19,20; 1 Peter 3:1

Verse 20
And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;
unto
Acts 16:3; 17:2,3; 18:18; 21:20-26
are under
Romans 3:19; 6:14,15; Galatians 4:5,21; 5:18

Verse 21
To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.
them
Acts 15:28; 16:4; 21:25; Romans 2:12,14; Galatians 2:3,4,12-14; 3:2
not
7:19-22; Psalms 119:32; Matthew 5:17-20; Romans 7:22,25; 8:4; 13:8-10; Galatians 5:13,14,22,23; Ephesians 6:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:1,2; Titus 2:2-12; Hebrews 8:10

Verse 22
To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
To the weak
8:13; Romans 15:1; 2 Corinthians 11:29; Galatians 6:1
I am
10:33
that I might by
19; 7:16; Romans 11:14

Verse 23
And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.
for
12; Mark 8:35; 2 Corinthians 2:4; Galatians 2:5; 2 Timothy 2:10
that
25-27; 2 Timothy 2:6; Hebrews 3:1,14; 1 Peter 5:1; 1 John 1:3

Verse 24
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
they
Hosea 12:10
run in
Psalms 19:5; Ecclesiastes 9:11; Jeremiah 12:5
so run
26; Galatians 2:2; 5:7; Philippians 2:16; 3:14; 2 Timothy 4:7,8; Hebrews 12:1; James 1:12; Revelation 3:11

Verse 25
And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
striveth
Ephesians 6:12-18; 1 Timothy 6:12; 2 Timothy 2:5; 4:7; Hebrews 12:4
temperate
Galatians 5:23; Titus 1:8; 2:2; 2 Peter 1:6
but
15:54; 2 Timothy 4:8; Hebrews 12:28; James 1:12; 1 Peter 1:4; 5:4; Revelation 2:10; 3:11; Revelation 4:4,10

Verse 26
I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
not
2 Corinthians 5:1,8; Philippians 1:21; 2 Timothy 1:12; 2:5; Hebrews 4:1; 1 Peter 5:1; 2 Peter 1:10
so
Matthew 11:12; Luke 13:24; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 1:29

Verse 27
But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
I keep
25; 4:11,12; 6:12,13; 8:13; Romans 8:13; 2 Corinthians 6:4,5; 11:27; Colossians 3:5; 2 Timothy 2:22; 1 Peter 2:11
and
Romans 6:18,19
lest
13:1-3; Psalms 50:16; Matthew 7:21-23; Luke 12:45-47; 13:26,27; 2 Peter 2:15
a castaway
Jeremiah 6:30; Luke 9:25; Acts 1:25; 2 Corinthians 13:5,6


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 9". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=1co&chapter=009>.  

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