Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.

Bible References

Others

2 Corinthians 11:20
For you tolerate it if anyone enslaves you, anyone devours you, anyone takes advantage of you, anyone exalts himself, anyone hits you in the face.

Nevertheless

1 Corinthians 9:15
But I have used none of these things. And I am not writing these things so that it will be done so in my case; for it would be better for me to die than have any man make my boast an empty one.
Acts 20:31
Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears.
2 Corinthians 11:7
Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself so that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God to you without charge?
2 Corinthians 12:13
For in what respect were you treated as inferior to the rest of the churches, except that I myself did not become a burden to you? Forgive me this wrong!
1 Thessalonians 2:6
nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others, even though as apostles of Christ we might have asserted our authority.
2 Thessalonians 3:8
nor did we eat anyone’s bread without paying for it, but with labor and hardship we kept working night and day so that we would not be a burden to any of you;

But

1 Corinthians 4:11
To this present hour we are both hungry and thirsty, and are poorly clothed, and are roughly treated, and are homeless;
1 Corinthians 6:7
Actually, then, it is already a defeat for you, that you have lawsuits with one another. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded?

Hinder

Genesis 24:56
He said to them, “Do not delay me, since the Lord has prospered my way. Send me away that I may go to my master.”
Nehemiah 4:8
All of them conspired together to come and fight against Jerusalem and to cause a disturbance in it.
Luke 11:52
Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge; you yourselves did not enter, and you hindered those who were entering.”
Romans 15:22
For this reason I have often been prevented from coming to you;
2 Corinthians 11:12
But what I am doing I will continue to do, so that I may cut off opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the matter about which they are boasting.

General references

Numbers 35:2
“Command the sons of Israel that they give to the Levites from the inheritance of their possession cities to live in; and you shall give to the Levites pasture lands around the cities.
Acts 20:33
I have coveted no one’s silver or gold or clothes.
2 Corinthians 6:3
giving no cause for offense in anything, so that the ministry will not be discredited,
Galatians 6:6
The one who is taught the word is to share all good things with the one who teaches him.