1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

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?”

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Other Translations

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

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

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).

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 9

  • D W L
    Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

    2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 9:22 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 1 TIMOTHY 4:16 take heed unto thyself and unto the doctrine--continue in them--for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself and them that hear thee JAMES 3:14 but if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts glory not and lie not against the truth
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 9:13 DO YOU 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 --9:14--EVEN SO HATH THE LORD ORDAINED THAT THEY WHICH PREACH THE GOSPEL SHOUL LIVE OF THE GOSPEL GALATIANS 1:6 I MARVEL THAT YOU ARE SO SOON REMOVED FROM HIM THAT CALLED YOU INTO THE GRACE OF CHRIST UNTO ANOTHER GOSPEL
  • Ray321
    James 2:14-16 14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body what doth it profit?
  • Douglas Gilbert Wells
    We are not to do the works of world but. Works of the one that is above this evel world
  • Ray321
    We are commanded to not hinder the gospel of Christ. It's all about the cross of Calvary. 1 Corinthians 9:14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel. We must eat and drink the gospel of Christ that Paul wrote in 1 Corinth 15:1-4. THE GOSPEL

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