1 Corinthians 9:1

“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?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Corinthians 9:1

Am I not an Apostle? am I not free? haue I not seene Iesus Christ our Lord? Are not you my worke in the Lord?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not ye my work in the Lord?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Am I not free? am I not an Apostle? have I not seen Jesus our Lord? are you not my work in the Lord?
- Basic English Bible

Am I not free? am I not an apostle? have I not seen Jesus our Lord? are not *ye* my work in [the] Lord?
- Darby Bible

Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are ye not my work in the Lord?
- Webster's Bible

Am I not free? Am I not an Apostle? Can it be denied that I have seen Jesus, our Lord? Are not you yourselves my work in the Lord?
- Weymouth Bible

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?
- World English Bible

Whether Y am not fre? Am Y not apostle? Whether Y saiy not `Crist Jhesu, `oure Lord? Whether ye ben not my werk in the Lord?
- Wycliffe Bible

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?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Corinthians 9:1

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 9:1


9:1 Am I not free? am I not an apostle? - That is, Have not I the liberty of a common Christian? yea, that of an apostle? He vindicates his apostleship, #1Co 9:1 |- 3: his apostolical liberty, #1Co 9:4 |- 19. Have I not seen Jesus Christ? - Without this he could not have been one of those first grand witnesses. Are not ye my work in the Lord - A full evidence that God hath sent me? And yet some, it seems, objected to his being an apostle, because he had not asserted his privilege in demanding and receiving such maintenance from the churches as was due to that office.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 9:1


1Co 9:1 The Apostleship of Paul SUMMARY OF I CORINTHIANS 9: Answer to Various Insinuations of Judaizers. The Corinthians Had Proof of His Apostleship. He Had the Rights to Have a Wife As Well as Peter. It Was His Right to Be Sustained by the Church. He Sustained Himself to Have One Ground for Self-Congratulation. Adapted Himself to All Classes to Save Them. The Christian Race. Am I not an apostle? Two objects are held in view in this chapter; to answer those, the Judaizers, who disparaged his authority by contrasts between him and the other apostles, and to enforce upon the church, by his example, self-denial for the benefit of others. Am I not free? He had spoken of Christian liberty (1Co 8:9). He was free also, and an apostle who "had seen the Lord" (Ac 9:27), and hence, could witness to his resurrection (Ac 1:21,22).

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