1 Corinthians 9:5

“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?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Haue we not power to lead about a sister a wife aswel as other Apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Do we not have a right to take along a believing wife, even as the rest of the apostles and the brothers of the Lord and Cephas?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Have we no right to lead about a wife that is a believer, even as the rest of the apostles, and the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Have we no right to take about with us a Christian wife, like the rest of the Apostles, and the brothers of the Lord, and Cephas?
- Basic English Bible

have we not a right to take round a sister [as] wife, as also the other apostles, and the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?
- Darby Bible

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?
- Webster's Bible

Have we not a right to take with us on our journeys a Christian sister as our wife, as the rest of the Apostles do--and the Lord's brothers and Peter?
- Weymouth Bible

Have we no right to take along a wife who is a believer, even as the rest of the apostles, and the brothers of the Lord, and Cephas?
- World English Bible

Whether we han not power to lede aboute a womman a sistir, as also othere apostlis, and britheren of the Lord, and Cefas?
- Wycliffe Bible

have we not authority a sister -- a wife -- to lead about, as also the other apostles, and the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 9:5


9:5 Have we not power to lead about with us a sister, a wife - And to demand sustenance for her also? As well as the other apostles - Who therefore, it is plain, did this. And Peter - Hence we learn, That St. Peter continued to live with his wife after he became an apostle: That he had no rights as an apostle which were not common to St. Paul.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 9:5


1Co 9:5 Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife? Peter (Cephas) was a married man. Other apostles had wives. Had Paul no right to have a wife? The answer is that he had this liberty as well as others if he had chosen to use it. Brethren of the Lord. See Mt 13:55 Mr 6:3 Lu 6:15 Ga 1:19.

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