And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and was working, for they were of the tentmakers craft.
And we toil, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure;
For ye remember, brothers, our labor and the hardship. For, laboring night and day in order not to burden any of you, we preached to you the good-news of God.
Ye yourselves know that these hands served my needs, and to those who were with me.
Or have only I and Barnabas no right not to be occupied earning a living?
Or did I commit a sin lowering myself so that ye might be lifted up, because I preached to you the good-news of God freely?
And being present with you, and when needy, I was a burden to no man. For the brothers who came from Macedonia, they supplied my need. And in everything I kept, and I will keep myself non-burdensome to you.
For what is there which ye were inferior to the other congregations? Except that I myself was not burdensome to you? Forgive me this wrong.
nor did we eat bread gratis from any man, but in labor and toil, working night and day in order not to burden any of you.