17 For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward, but if I do so unwillingly, I have been entrusted with a stewardship. 18 What then is my reward? That when I[a] proclaim the gospel, I may offer the gospel free of charge, in order not to make full use of my right in the gospel.

19 For although I[b] am free from all people, I have enslaved myself to all, in order that I may gain more.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 9:18 Here “when” is supplied as a component of the participle (“proclaim the gospel”) which is understood as temporal
  2. 1 Corinthians 9:19 Here “although” is supplied as a component of the participle (“am”) which is understood as concessive

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