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from the twentieth
Nehemiah 2:1
During the month of Nisan in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was set before him, I took the wine and gave it to the king. I had never been sad in his presence,
Nehemiah 13:6
While all this was happening, I was not in Jerusalem, because I had returned to King Artaxerxes of Babylon in the thirty-second year of his [reign]. It was only later that I asked the king for a leave of absence
I and my
1 Corinthians 9:4-15
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Don't we have the right to eat and drink?
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Don't we have the right to be accompanied by a Christian wife, like the other apostles, the Lord's brothers, and Cephas?
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Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no right to refrain from working?
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Who ever goes to war at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat its fruit? Or who shepherds a flock and does not drink the milk from the flock?
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Am I saying this from a human perspective? Doesn't the law also say the same thing?
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For it is written in the law of Moses, Do not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain. Is God really concerned with oxen?
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Or isn't He really saying it for us? Yes, this is written for us, because he who plows ought to plow in hope, and he who threshes should do so in hope of sharing the crop.
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If we have sown spiritual things for you, is it too much if we reap material things from you?
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If others share this authority over you, don't we even more? However, we have not used this authority; instead we endure everything so that we will not hinder the gospel of Christ.
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Do you not know that those who perform the temple services eat the food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar share in the offerings of the altar?
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In the same way, the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should earn their living by the gospel.
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But I have used none of these rights, and I have not written this to make it happen that way for me. For it would be better for me to die than for anyone to deprive me of my boast!
1 Corinthians 9:18-15
2 Thessalonians 3:8
we did not eat anyone's bread free of charge; instead, we labored and toiled, working night and day, so that we would not be a burden to any of you.
2 Thessalonians 3:9
It is not that we don't have the right [to support], but we did it to make ourselves an example to you so that you would imitate us.
the bread
Ezra 4:13
Let it now be known to the king that if that city is rebuilt and its walls are finished, they will not pay tribute, duty, or land tax, and the royal revenue will suffer.
Ezra 4:14
Since we have taken an oath of loyalty to the king, and it is not right for us to witness his dishonor, we have sent to inform the king
Romans 13:6
And for this reason you pay taxes, since the [authorities] are God's public servants, continually attending to these tasks.
Romans 13:7
Pay your obligations to everyone: taxes to those you owe taxes, tolls to those you owe tolls, respect to those you owe respect, and honor to those you owe honor.