“Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.”
King James Version (KJV)
9:14 #Matt 10:10|
1Co 9:14 Even so hath the Lord ordained, etc. It was the Lord's ordinance, even if Paul did not exercise the power, that those who preach the gospel should be sustained by the church. See Mt 10:9,10.