1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 9:4

“Haue wee not power to eate and to drinke?”

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Other Translations

Have we not power to eat and to drink?
- King James Version

Do we not have a right to eat and drink?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Have we no right to eat and to drink?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Have we no right to take food and drink?
- Basic English Bible

Have we not a right to eat and to drink?
- Darby Bible

Have we not power to eat and to drink?
- Webster's Bible

Have we not a right to claim food and drink?
- Weymouth Bible

Have we no right to eat and to drink?
- World English Bible

Whether we han not power to ete and drynke?
- Wycliffe Bible

have we not authority to eat and to drink?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 9:4


9:4 Have we not power - I and my fellowlabourers. To eat and to drink - At the expense of those among whom we labour.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 9:4


1Co 9:4 Have we no power to eat and to drink? To live at the charges of the churches we have founded?

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 9

  • Bruce
    No. We are to Help Each Other with Any Need when Possible. Money, Job, Food, Car, clothes, Whatever. Just Needs, Not Wants. And The Most Important Bible Studies, Fellowship. We are to Do The Same with The Lost, Telling Them How to Be Saved by The Blood of The Lamb. If We have a Big House Maybe We Can Downsize. Eternity is More Valuable than Our Stuff.
  • Doug
    1 Corinthians 9:5. Is Paul saying he has authority over Peter ? I maybe reading this incorrectly. So please if someone can help me , I will appreciate it
  • 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?

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