1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 9:13

“Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things, liue of the things of the Temple? and they which wait at the altar, are partakers with the altar?”

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Other Translations

Do ye 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?
- King James Version

Do you not know that those who perform sacred services eat the {food} of the temple, {and} those who attend regularly to the altar have their share from the altar?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Know ye not that they that minister about sacred things eat `of' the things of the temple, `and' they that wait upon the altar have their portion with the altar?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do you not see that the servants of the holy things get their living from the Temple, and the servants of the altar have their part in the food which is offered on the altar?
- Basic English Bible

Do ye not know that they who labour [at] sacred things eat of the [offerings offered in the] temple; they that attend at the altar partake with the altar?
- Darby Bible

Do ye not know that they who minister about holy things live from the things of the temple, and they who wait at the altar are partakers with the altar?
- Webster's Bible

Do you not know that those who perform the sacred rites have their food from the sacred place, and that those who serve at the altar all alike share with the altar?
- Weymouth Bible

Don't you know that those who serve around sacred things eat from the things of the temple, and those who wait on the altar have their portion with the altar?
- World English Bible

Witen ye not, that thei that worchen in the temple, eten tho thingis that ben of the temple, and thei that seruen to the auter, ben partyneris of the auter?
- Wycliffe Bible

Have ye not known that those working about the things of the temple -- of the temple do eat, and those waiting at the altar -- with the altar are partakers?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 9:13


1Co 9:13 They which minister about holy things. He now shows that the temple teaches the same lesson. The priests and Levites are sustained by the temple offerings. Partakers with the altar. A part of the sacrifice was consumed on the altar and a part was awarded to the priests.

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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