4 1Do we not have a 2right to 3aeat and to drink?
5 Do we not have a right to take along a sister as a wife, aeven as the rest of the apostles and the bbrothers of the Lord and cCephas?
6 Or do only I and aBarnabas not have the bright not to work?
7 What soldier ever aserves by his own wages? Who bplants a cvineyard and does not dpartake of its fruit? Or who shepherds a flock and does not partake of the milk of the flock?
8 Am I speaking these things aaccording to man? Or does the law not also say these things?
9 For in the law of Moses it is written: a"You shall not muzzle the ox 1while it is treading out the grain.'' Is it for oxen that God cares?
10 Or does He say it altogether for our sake? Yes, for our sake it was written because the aplowman should plow in hope, and he who threshes, in hope of partaking.
11 If we have sown to you the aspiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap from you the fleshly things?
12 If others partake of this right over you, should not rather we? Yet we did anot use this right, but we 1bear all things that we may bnot cause any hindrance to the gospel of Christ.
13 Do you not know that those who labor on the 1sacred things aeat the things of the sacred temple, that those who attend to the altar have their portion with the altar?
14 So also the Lord directed those who announce the gospel to alive from the gospel.
15 But I myself have not used aany of these things; and I have not written these things that it may be so with me; for it is good for me 1rather to die 2than -- No one shall make my bboast void.