8 Do I say these things as a mere man? Or does not the law say the same also? 9 For it is written in the law of Moses, l“You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain.” Is it oxen God is concerned about? 10 Or does He say it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written, that mhe who plows should plow in hope, and he who threshes in hope should be partaker of his hope. 11 nIf we have sown spiritual things for you, is it a great thing if we reap your material things? 12 If others are partakers of this right over you, are we not even more?
oNevertheless we have not used this right, but endure all things plest we hinder the gospel of Christ. 13 qDo you not know that those who minister the holy things eat of the things of the rtemple, and those who serve at the altar partake of the offerings of the altar? 14 Even so sthe Lord has commanded tthat those who preach the gospel should live from the gospel.