Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

Do we [i.e., Barnabas and Paul. See verse 6] not have the right to eat and drink [i.e., at the expense of the church]?

New American Standard Bible

Do we not have a right to eat and drink?

King James Version

Have we not power to eat and to drink?

Holman Bible

Don’t we have the right to eat and drink?

International Standard Version

We have the right to earn our food, don't we?

A Conservative Version

Have we no, not a right to eat and to drink?

American Standard Version

Have we no right to eat and to drink?

Amplified

Have we not the right to our food and drink [at the expense of the churches]?

Anderson New Testament

Have we not the right to eat and drink?

Bible in Basic English

Have we no right to take food and drink?

Common New Testament

Do we not have the right to food and drink?

Daniel Mace New Testament

have we not a right to meat and drink?

Darby Translation

Have we not a right to eat and to drink?

Godbey New Testament

Have we not a right to eat and drink?

Goodspeed New Testament

Have we not a right to our food and drink?

John Wesley New Testament

Have we not power to eat and to drink?

Julia Smith Translation

have we not power to eat and to drink?

King James 2000

Have we not the right to eat and to drink?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Do we not have the right to eat and drink?

Modern King James verseion

Do we not have authority to eat and to drink?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Have we not power to eat and to drink?

Moffatt New Testament

Have we no right to eat and drink at the expense of the churches?

Montgomery New Testament

Have I no right to claim food and drink?

NET Bible

Do we not have the right to financial support?

New Heart English Bible

Have we no right to eat and to drink?

Noyes New Testament

Have we not a right to eat and drink?

Sawyer New Testament

Have we not a right to eat and drink?

The Emphasized Bible

Have we not a right to eat and drink?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Have we not power to eat and drink?

Twentieth Century New Testament

Have not we a right to food and drink?

Webster

Have we not power to eat and to drink?

Weymouth New Testament

Have we not a right to claim food and drink?

Williams New Testament

It cannot be that we have no right to our food and drink, can it?

World English Bible

Have we no right to eat and to drink?

Worrell New Testament

Have we no right to eat, and to drink?

Youngs Literal Translation

have we not authority to eat and to drink?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Have we
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ἐξουσία 
Exousia 
Usage: 79

to eat
φάγω 
Phago 
Usage: 54

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

References

Fausets

Verse Info

Context Readings

Paul Gives Up His Rights As An Apostle

3 My defense to those people who [want to] examine my credentials is this: 4 Do we [i.e., Barnabas and Paul. See verse 6] not have the right to eat and drink [i.e., at the expense of the church]? 5 Do we not have the right to take a believing [i.e., a Christian] wife with us [on our preaching tours], just like the rest of the apostles, and the Lord's brothers do [i.e., James, Joseph, Judas and Simon. Mark 6:3], and Cephas [i.e., Peter]?


Cross References

1 Thessalonians 2:6

[And] we were not looking for honor from people, either from you or from anyone else, even though, as apostles of Christ, we could have become a burden [to you]. [Note: The idea seems to be that the apostles could have claimed financial support, but chose not to].

2 Thessalonians 3:8-9

neither did we eat anyone's food without paying for it. But by hard labor and toil, we worked night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you.

Matthew 10:10

or a traveling bag [for personal belongings], or a change of jackets or shoes, or [even] a walking stick [Note: By comparing this and the restriction in Matt. 10:10 with the permission given in Mark 6:8, the harmony seems to be "if you do not already have a walking stick, do not get one"]. For the worker deserves having his food provided.

Luke 10:7

And you should remain in that same house [i.e., the peace-loving one], eating and drinking whatever they serve you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move from house to house [i.e., wasting time].

1 Corinthians 9:7-14

What soldier ever served [in the army] and paid his own expenses? Who [ever] planted a grape orchard and did not get to eat some of the grapes it produced? Or, who [ever] tended a flock of goats and did not get to drink some of the milk?

Galatians 6:6

But the person who is taught the word [of God] should provide his teacher with what he needs.

1 Thessalonians 2:9

For you brothers remember how we labored and toiled, working hard night and day, so that we would not burden any of you [while] we proclaimed to you the Gospel of God.

1 Timothy 5:17-18

The elders who lead [the church] well should be considered deserving of double honor [Note: This probably refers to financial support in addition to the honor of the office], especially those who work hard at [preaching] the word and at teaching it.

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