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17 For if I am practicing this of-my-own-will, I have a reward; but if not-of-my-own-will, I have been entrusted a stewardship[a]. 18 What then is my reward? That while announcing-the-good-news, I might place the good-news free-of-charge, so as not to make-full-use-of my right in[b] the good-news.

For I Have Chosen To Enslave Myself To All For The Advance of The Gospel

19 For[c] while being free from all people, I enslaved myself to all in order that I might gain the more.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 9:17 That is, a position of management responsibility given him by his Master.
  2. 1 Corinthians 9:18 That is, in connection with.
  3. 1 Corinthians 9:19 Paul now expands his point beyond the financial arena.

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