For, though ye have ten thousand tutors in Christ, yet ye have not many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I begat you through the Gospel.
According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master-builder, I laid a foundation; and another builds thereon. But let each one take heed how he builds thereon;
And he was reasoning in the synagogue every sabbath, and was persuading Jews and Greeks.
and, making it my aim so to proclaim the Gospel??ot where Christ was already named??hat I might not build upon another's foundation;
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are ye not my work in the Lord?
If others partake of this authority over you, do not we still more? But we used not this right; but we bear all things, that we may cause no hindrance to the Gospel of Christ.
Even so did the Lord ordain, that those who proclaim the Gospel should live by the Gospel.
What, then, is my reward? That, when proclaiming the Gospel, I may make the Gospel without charge, to the end that I may not fully use my right in the Gospel.
And I am doing all things for the Gospel's sake, that I may become a partaker thereof with others.
Are we beginning again to commend ourselves? Or need we, as do some, commendatory letters to you, or from you?
For there will be a time when they will not endure the healthful teaching; but, having itching ears, they will for themselves heap up teachers according to their own desires;
Having willed it, He brought us forth with a word of truth, that we might be a certain first-fruit of His creatures.