“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.”
King James Version (KJV)
9:15 It were better for me to die than - To give occasion to them that seek occasion against me, #2Cor 11:12|.
1Co 9:15 But I have used none of these things. They had neither sustained him, nor did he now write to them to have them do so. Nay, he was fully resolved not to change his course. It were even "better for him to die" than to do so.