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1 Corinthians 9

Introduction

Overview

1 Corinthians 9:1, He shows his liberty; 1 Corinthians 9:7, and that the minister ought to live by the Gospel; 1 Corinthians 9:15, yet that himself has of his own accord abstained, 1 Corinthians 9:18. to be either chargeable unto them, 1 Corinthians 9:22. or offensive unto any, in matters indifferent; 1 Corinthians 9:24, Our life is like unto a race.

Verse 1

I not an: 1 Corinthians 9:2, 1 Corinthians 9:3, 1 Corinthians 1:1, 1 Corinthians 15:8, 1 Corinthians 15:9, Acts 9:15, Acts 13:2, Acts 14:4, Acts 22:14, Acts 22:15, Acts 16:17, Acts 16:18, Romans 1:1, Romans 1:5, Romans 11:13, 2 Corinthians 11:5, 2 Corinthians 12:11, 2 Corinthians 12:12, Galatians 1:1, Galatians 1:15-17, Galatians 2:7, Galatians 2:8, 1 Timothy 2:7, 2 Timothy 1:11, Titus 1:1-3

am I not free: 1 Corinthians 9:19, Galatians 5:1

have: 1 Corinthians 15:8, Acts 9:3, Acts 9:5, Acts 9:17, Acts 18:9, Acts 22:6-8, Acts 22:14-21, Acts 23:11, Acts 26:16-18

are: 1 Corinthians 3:6, 1 Corinthians 4:14, 1 Corinthians 4:15, Acts 18:8-11, 2 Corinthians 6:1

Reciprocal: 1 Corinthians 7:40 - I think 2 Corinthians 3:2 - are 2 Corinthians 10:7 - even 2 Corinthians 10:14 - we stretch not 2 Corinthians 13:3 - which 1 Thessalonians 2:6 - as the Philemon 1:19 - how thou 2 Peter 1:1 - an apostle

Verse 2

for: John 6:27, 2 Corinthians 3:1-3, 2 Corinthians 12:12

Reciprocal: Romans 1:5 - apostleship Romans 1:13 - even 1 Corinthians 1:1 - an 1 Corinthians 3:10 - I have 1 Corinthians 4:15 - for 1 Corinthians 9:1 - I not an 1 Corinthians 9:12 - are not 2 Corinthians 3:2 - are 2 Corinthians 10:14 - we stretch not Galatians 2:8 - the same 1 Thessalonians 2:6 - as the Philemon 1:19 - how thou

Verse 3

answer: Acts 22:1, Acts 25:16, Philippians 1:7, Philippians 1:17, 2 Timothy 4:16,*Gr.

them: 1 Corinthians 14:37, 2 Corinthians 10:7, 2 Corinthians 10:8, 2 Corinthians 12:16-19, 2 Corinthians 13:3, 2 Corinthians 13:5, 2 Corinthians 13:10

Reciprocal: 1 Corinthians 9:1 - I not an

Verse 4

we: 1 Corinthians 9:7-14, Matthew 10:10, Luke 10:7, Galatians 6:6, 1 Thessalonians 2:6, 2 Thessalonians 3:8, 2 Thessalonians 3:9, 1 Timothy 5:17, 1 Timothy 5:18

Reciprocal: Leviticus 22:7 - General Nehemiah 5:14 - I and my Mark 6:3 - James 1 Corinthians 4:11 - unto 1 Corinthians 9:14 - ordained

Verse 5

to lead: 1 Timothy 3:2, 1 Timothy 4:3, Titus 1:6, Hebrews 13:4

a sister: 1 Corinthians 7:15, 1 Corinthians 7:39, Song of Solomon 4:9, Song of Solomon 4:10, Song of Solomon 4:12, Song of Solomon 5:1, Song of Solomon 5:2, Romans 16:1, 1 Timothy 5:2

wife: or, woman

the brethren: Matthew 12:46-50, Matthew 13:55, Mark 6:3, Luke 6:15, John 2:12, Acts 1:14, Galatians 1:19

Cephas: 1 Corinthians 1:12, Matthew 8:14, Mark 1:30, John 1:42

Reciprocal: Matthew 12:50 - and sister Matthew 19:12 - which have Mark 3:16 - Simon Mark 3:18 - James Mark 15:40 - Mary the Luke 4:38 - he Luke 8:20 - thy brethren Acts 5:4 - was it not thine Acts 14:4 - apostles Acts 14:14 - the apostles 1 Corinthians 7:7 - I would 1 Corinthians 15:5 - Cephas 1 Timothy 5:17 - be Revelation 22:14 - may have

Verse 6

Barnabas: Acts 4:36, Acts 11:22, Acts 13:1, Acts 13:2, Acts 13:50, Acts 14:12, Acts 15:36, Acts 15:37

have: 1 Corinthians 4:11, 1 Corinthians 4:12, Acts 18:3, Acts 20:34, Acts 20:35, 1 Thessalonians 2:9, 2 Thessalonians 3:7-9

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 6:2 - and take thence Nehemiah 10:36 - unto Jeremiah 20:7 - thou art John 21:3 - I go Acts 9:27 - Barnabas Acts 14:14 - the apostles 1 Corinthians 9:18 - when 2 Corinthians 11:7 - in 2 Corinthians 12:13 - I myself Galatians 2:1 - Barnabas 1 Thessalonians 2:6 - when

Verse 7

goeth: 2 Corinthians 10:4, 2 Corinthians 10:5, 1 Timothy 1:18, 1 Timothy 6:12, 2 Timothy 2:3, 2 Timothy 2:4, 2 Timothy 4:7

planteth: 1 Corinthians 3:6-8, Deuteronomy 20:6, Proverbs 27:18, Song of Solomon 8:12

or: Jeremiah 23:2, Jeremiah 23:3, John 21:15-17, Acts 20:28, 1 Peter 5:2

eateth not of the milk: Proverbs 27:27, Isaiah 7:22

Reciprocal: Genesis 9:20 - planted Leviticus 7:9 - shall be Numbers 4:23 - to perform the service Numbers 5:9 - offering Numbers 8:24 - wait upon Deuteronomy 18:8 - like portions Isaiah 5:2 - he looked Matthew 10:9 - neither 1 Corinthians 9:4 - we 1 Corinthians 9:18 - when 1 Thessalonians 2:9 - chargeable 1 Thessalonians 5:13 - esteem 2 Timothy 2:6 - husbandman Philemon 1:14 - thy benefit

Verse 8

as: 1 Corinthians 7:40, Romans 6:19, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 1 Thessalonians 4:8

or: 1 Corinthians 14:34, Isaiah 8:20, Romans 3:31

Reciprocal: Romans 3:5 - I speak Romans 7:1 - them that

Verse 9

Thou: Deuteronomy 25:4, 1 Timothy 5:18

Doth: Numbers 22:28-35, Deuteronomy 5:14, Psalms 104:27, Psalms 145:15, Psalms 145:16, Psalms 147:8, Psalms 147:9, Jonah 4:11, Matthew 6:26-30, Luke 12:24-28

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 7:25 - General 2 Chronicles 4:3 - And under 2 Chronicles 31:4 - that they might Proverbs 14:4 - but Isaiah 28:28 - Bread Isaiah 30:24 - oxen Isaiah 32:20 - the ox Ezekiel 1:10 - the face of an ox Matthew 10:31 - General Romans 15:4 - whatsoever Galatians 6:6 - General Revelation 4:7 - like a calf

Verse 10

For: Matthew 24:22, Romans 15:4, 2 Corinthians 4:15

that ploweth: 1 Corinthians 3:9, Luke 17:7, Luke 17:8, John 4:35-38, 2 Timothy 2:6

Reciprocal: Numbers 18:31 - your reward Numbers 31:41 - Eleazar Numbers 35:2 - General Deuteronomy 12:19 - Take Deuteronomy 25:4 - muzzle 2 Chronicles 4:3 - And under Isaiah 28:28 - Bread Isaiah 30:24 - oxen Ezekiel 1:10 - the face of an ox Matthew 10:31 - General Romans 4:23 - General 1 Corinthians 10:11 - they Philippians 3:8 - doubtless Philippians 4:14 - ye did 1 Timothy 5:18 - Thou Revelation 4:7 - like a calf

Verse 11

sown: Malachi 3:8, Malachi 3:9, Matthew 10:10, Romans 15:27, Galatians 6:6

a great: 2 Kings 5:13, 2 Corinthians 11:15

Reciprocal: Leviticus 23:20 - holy to Deuteronomy 26:11 - the Levite 2 Kings 4:42 - bread 2 Kings 5:26 - Is it a time 1 Corinthians 2:13 - spiritual things 2 Corinthians 6:4 - in all Philippians 4:14 - ye did

Verse 12

others: 2 Corinthians 11:20

are not: 1 Corinthians 9:2, 1 Corinthians 4:14, 1 Corinthians 4:15

Nevertheless: 1 Corinthians 9:15, 1 Corinthians 9:18, Acts 20:31-34, 2 Corinthians 11:7-10, 2 Corinthians 12:13, 2 Corinthians 12:14, 1 Thessalonians 2:6-9, 2 Thessalonians 3:8, 2 Thessalonians 3:9

but: 1 Corinthians 4:11, 1 Corinthians 4:12, 1 Corinthians 6:7

hinder: Genesis 24:56, Nehemiah 4:8, Luke 11:52, Romans 15:22, 2 Corinthians 11:12

Reciprocal: Numbers 3:51 - Moses 2 Kings 5:26 - Is it a time Nehemiah 4:17 - with one Nehemiah 5:10 - I likewise Acts 20:33 - General Acts 20:35 - how that Romans 1:16 - the gospel 1 Corinthians 6:12 - are not 1 Corinthians 8:13 - if meat 1 Corinthians 9:23 - for 2 Corinthians 6:3 - General 2 Corinthians 12:19 - but Philippians 4:17 - because 3 John 1:7 - taking

Verse 13

they: 1 Corinthians 10:18, Leviticus 6:16-18, Leviticus 6:26, Leviticus 7:6-8, Numbers 5:9, Numbers 5:10, Numbers 18:8-20, Deuteronomy 10:9, Deuteronomy 18:1-5, 1 Samuel 2:28

live: or, feed

Reciprocal: Genesis 47:22 - for the priests Leviticus 5:13 - shall be Leviticus 7:9 - shall be Leviticus 7:32 - General Leviticus 10:15 - for ever Leviticus 22:7 - General Numbers 18:21 - even the service Numbers 31:30 - and give Proverbs 27:18 - keepeth Ezekiel 44:29 - eat Ezekiel 45:5 - the ministers Ezekiel 48:10 - for the priests Joel 1:13 - ye ministers Malachi 1:10 - neither Romans 6:3 - Know 1 Corinthians 3:16 - Know Hebrews 13:10 - an altar

Verse 14

ordained: 1 Corinthians 9:4, Matthew 10:10, Luke 10:7, Galatians 6:6, 1 Timothy 5:17

Reciprocal: Genesis 14:24 - let Leviticus 7:32 - General Leviticus 10:15 - for ever Leviticus 22:7 - General Numbers 18:21 - even the service Numbers 31:30 - and give Deuteronomy 18:1 - they shall Ezekiel 44:29 - eat Ezekiel 45:5 - the ministers Ezekiel 48:10 - for the priests 2 Corinthians 11:7 - in

Verse 15

I have: 1 Corinthians 9:12, 1 Corinthians 4:12, Acts 8:3, Acts 20:34, 1 Thessalonians 2:9, 2 Thessalonians 3:8

neither: 2 Corinthians 11:9-12, 2 Corinthians 12:13-18

for: Matthew 18:6, Acts 20:24, Philippians 1:20-23

Reciprocal: Genesis 14:24 - let Numbers 16:15 - I have not Ezra 8:22 - I was ashamed Ezekiel 34:8 - the shepherds Jonah 4:3 - for Matthew 19:12 - which have Luke 17:2 - better Acts 20:33 - General 1 Corinthians 4:14 - write 1 Corinthians 7:7 - I would 2 Corinthians 11:10 - no man shall stop me of this boasting

Verse 16

I have: Romans 4:2, Romans 15:17

for: Jeremiah 1:17, Jeremiah 20:7, Jeremiah 20:9, Amos 3:8, Amos 7:15, Acts 4:20, Acts 9:6, Acts 9:15, Acts 26:16-20, Romans 1:14

woe: Isaiah 6:5, Luke 9:62, Colossians 4:17

Reciprocal: Exodus 6:30 - uncircumcised Jeremiah 4:31 - Woe Ezekiel 13:3 - Woe Jonah 1:3 - to flee Matthew 25:16 - went Luke 9:60 - but Luke 17:10 - General John 15:16 - ordained Acts 6:4 - give 1 Corinthians 4:1 - the ministers 1 Corinthians 9:17 - dispensation Philippians 1:17 - that 1 Peter 5:2 - not by

Verse 17

if I: 1 Chronicles 28:9, 1 Chronicles 29:5, 1 Chronicles 29:9, 1 Chronicles 29:14, Nehemiah 11:2, Isaiah 6:8, 2 Corinthians 8:12, Philemon 1:14, 1 Peter 5:2-4

have: 1 Corinthians 3:8, 1 Corinthians 3:14, Matthew 10:41

against: Exodus 4:13, Exodus 4:14, Jeremiah 20:9, Ezekiel 3:14, Jonah 1:3, Jonah 4:1-3, Malachi 1:10

dispensation: 1 Corinthians 9:16, 1 Corinthians 4:1, Matthew 24:25, Luke 12:42, Galatians 2:7, Ephesians 3:2-8, Philippians 1:17, Colossians 1:25, 1 Thessalonians 2:4, 1 Timothy 1:11-13

Reciprocal: Exodus 6:30 - uncircumcised Exodus 35:29 - whose heart Judges 5:2 - when 2 Chronicles 15:7 - your work Matthew 6:1 - otherwise Luke 12:48 - For Luke 17:10 - General Acts 4:20 - we cannot Acts 20:24 - and the Romans 1:15 - I Romans 3:2 - committed 1 Corinthians 3:5 - even 2 Corinthians 8:3 - beyond Colossians 3:24 - ye shall 2 Timothy 1:14 - good Titus 1:3 - which Revelation 22:12 - and my

Verse 18

when: 1 Corinthians 9:6, 1 Corinthians 9:7, 1 Corinthians 10:33, 2 Corinthians 4:5, 2 Corinthians 11:7-9, 2 Corinthians 12:13-18, 1 Thessalonians 2:6, 2 Thessalonians 3:8, 2 Thessalonians 3:9

that I: 1 Corinthians 7:31, 1 Corinthians 8:9, Romans 14:15

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 15:7 - your work Nehemiah 5:14 - I and my Matthew 6:1 - otherwise Luke 12:48 - For Acts 20:24 - and the Acts 20:33 - General Romans 1:16 - the gospel 1 Corinthians 3:8 - and every 1 Corinthians 9:12 - Nevertheless 1 Corinthians 13:7 - endureth Colossians 3:24 - ye shall 1 Thessalonians 2:9 - chargeable 3 John 1:7 - taking Revelation 22:12 - and my

Verse 19

I be: 1 Corinthians 9:1, Galatians 5:1

I made: 1 Corinthians 10:33, Matthew 20:26-28, John 13:14, John 13:15, Romans 1:14, Romans 15:2, 2 Corinthians 4:5, Galatians 5:13

that: 1 Corinthians 9:20-22, 1 Corinthians 7:16, Proverbs 11:30, Matthew 18:15, Romans 11:14, 1 Timothy 4:16, 2 Timothy 2:10, James 5:19, James 5:20, 1 Peter 3:1

Reciprocal: Genesis 33:14 - be able Exodus 26:26 - bars of shittim wood Leviticus 25:55 - my servants Matthew 11:17 - We Matthew 17:27 - lest Matthew 20:27 - whosoever Matthew 23:11 - General Mark 8:34 - Whosoever Mark 10:43 - whosoever Luke 11:37 - General Luke 14:1 - as Luke 14:23 - compel John 4:36 - he that reapeth receiveth Acts 15:2 - should Acts 21:21 - that thou 1 Corinthians 3:22 - Paul 1 Corinthians 7:22 - is Christ's 1 Corinthians 8:13 - if meat 1 Corinthians 9:22 - that I might by 1 Corinthians 10:24 - seek 1 Thessalonians 1:5 - for Titus 3:2 - all men

Verse 20

unto: Acts 16:3, Acts 17:2, Acts 17:3, Acts 18:18, Acts 21:20-26

are under: Romans 3:19, Romans 6:14, Romans 6:15, Galatians 4:5, Galatians 4:21, Galatians 5:18

Reciprocal: Exodus 26:26 - bars of shittim wood Matthew 4:19 - I will Acts 21:24 - but Acts 21:26 - Then Romans 10:1 - my heart's Romans 11:14 - by 1 Corinthians 9:19 - that Galatians 2:3 - General Galatians 3:23 - under Galatians 4:12 - be Philippians 2:12 - own

Verse 21

them: Acts 15:28, Acts 16:4, Acts 21:25, Romans 2:12, Romans 2:14, Galatians 2:3, Galatians 2:4, Galatians 2:12-14, Galatians 3:2

not: 1 Corinthians 7:19-22, Psalms 119:32, Matthew 5:17-20, Romans 7:22, Romans 7:25, Romans 8:4, Romans 13:8-10, Galatians 5:13, Galatians 5:14, Galatians 5:22, Galatians 5:23, Ephesians 6:1-3, 1 Thessalonians 4:1, 1 Thessalonians 4:2, Titus 2:2-12, Hebrews 8:10

Reciprocal: Leviticus 25:55 - my servants 2 Chronicles 15:3 - without law Isaiah 42:4 - and the isles Isaiah 51:4 - a law Matthew 11:29 - my Matthew 12:8 - General Romans 3:19 - what things Romans 3:31 - yea Romans 6:15 - shall we Romans 8:7 - for it Galatians 3:23 - under Galatians 6:2 - the law

Verse 22

To the weak: 1 Corinthians 8:13, Romans 15:1, 2 Corinthians 11:29, Galatians 6:1

I am: 1 Corinthians 10:33

that I might by: 1 Corinthians 9:19, 1 Corinthians 7:16, Romans 11:14

Reciprocal: Matthew 18:10 - heed Luke 17:2 - one John 5:34 - that Romans 14:1 - weak 1 Corinthians 8:9 - weak 2 Corinthians 6:3 - General Philippians 3:11 - by 1 Thessalonians 2:7 - we 1 Timothy 4:16 - them 2 Timothy 2:10 - for Hebrews 10:24 - consider James 5:20 - shall save

Verse 23

for: 1 Corinthians 9:12, Mark 8:35, 2 Corinthians 2:4, Galatians 2:5, 2 Timothy 2:10

that: 1 Corinthians 9:25-27, 2 Timothy 2:6, Hebrews 3:1, Hebrews 3:14, 1 Peter 5:1, 1 John 1:3

Reciprocal: Mark 10:29 - for 1 Corinthians 4:6 - for Philippians 1:7 - partakers of my Colossians 1:12 - partakers 2 John 1:2 - the truth's

Verse 24

they: Hosea 12:10

run in: Psalms 19:5, Ecclesiastes 9:11, Jeremiah 12:5

so run: 1 Corinthians 9:26, Galatians 2:2, Galatians 5:7, Philippians 2:16, Philippians 3:14, 2 Timothy 4:7, 2 Timothy 4:8, Hebrews 12:1, James 1:12, Revelation 3:11

Reciprocal: Psalms 119:32 - run Ecclesiastes 9:10 - thy hand Luke 13:24 - Strive John 5:7 - before John 6:27 - the meat John 20:4 - outrun Acts 20:24 - I might Romans 6:3 - Know 1 Corinthians 3:16 - Know 1 Corinthians 6:9 - Know 2 Corinthians 13:5 - Know Philippians 2:12 - work Philippians 3:13 - and reaching 2 Timothy 2:5 - strive Hebrews 12:15 - Looking

Verse 25

striveth: Ephesians 6:12-18, 1 Timothy 6:12, 2 Timothy 2:5, 2 Timothy 4:7, Hebrews 12:4

temperate: Galatians 5:23, Titus 1:8, Titus 2:2, 2 Peter 1:6

but: 1 Corinthians 15:54, 2 Timothy 4:8, Hebrews 12:28, James 1:12, 1 Peter 1:4, 1 Peter 5:4, Revelation 2:10, Revelation 3:11, Revelation 4:4, Revelation 4:10

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 29:6 - neither have 2 Samuel 11:11 - my lord Proverbs 24:6 - by Luke 22:29 - General 1 Corinthians 9:23 - that 1 Corinthians 9:27 - I keep 1 Corinthians 16:13 - quit Philippians 4:5 - your Colossians 1:29 - striving 2 Timothy 2:4 - entangleth

Verse 26

not: 2 Corinthians 5:1, 2 Corinthians 5:8, Philippians 1:21, 2 Timothy 1:12, 2 Timothy 2:5, Hebrews 4:1, 1 Peter 5:1, 2 Peter 1:10

so: Matthew 11:12, Luke 13:24, Ephesians 6:12, Colossians 1:29

Reciprocal: Judges 3:2 - might know 2 Chronicles 14:12 - General Ecclesiastes 9:10 - thy hand Acts 20:28 - Take 1 Corinthians 9:24 - so run 1 Corinthians 14:9 - for 2 Corinthians 5:9 - we labour Galatians 2:2 - I should Philippians 2:16 - that I have 1 Timothy 6:12 - Fight 2 Timothy 2:4 - entangleth

Verse 27

I keep: 1 Corinthians 9:25, 1 Corinthians 4:11, 1 Corinthians 4:12, 1 Corinthians 6:12, 1 Corinthians 6:13, 1 Corinthians 8:13, Romans 8:13, 2 Corinthians 6:4, 2 Corinthians 6:5, 2 Corinthians 11:27, Colossians 3:5, 2 Timothy 2:22, 1 Peter 2:11

and: Romans 6:18, Romans 6:19

lest: 1 Corinthians 13:1-3, Psalms 50:16, Matthew 7:21-23, Luke 12:45-47, Luke 13:26, Luke 13:27, 2 Peter 2:15

a castaway: Jeremiah 6:30, Luke 9:25, Acts 1:25, 2 Corinthians 13:5, 2 Corinthians 13:6

Reciprocal: Exodus 37:22 - were Numbers 29:7 - afflict Judges 3:2 - might know Proverbs 23:2 - General Daniel 10:3 - I ate Matthew 5:29 - pluck Matthew 11:18 - John Matthew 26:41 - the spirit Mark 9:29 - fasting Mark 9:39 - there Mark 9:43 - if Acts 20:28 - Take Romans 2:21 - therefore 2 Corinthians 5:9 - we labour Philippians 3:11 - by 1 Timothy 4:16 - thou shalt Hebrews 4:1 - any James 3:2 - to bridle

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 9". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/1-corinthians-9.html.