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ESV Global Study Bible :: new testament facts :: 1 Corinthians Fact #7: Speaking for free

ESV Global Study Bible :: 1 Corinthians Fact #7: Speaking for free

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Fact: Speaking for free

Traveling speakers and teachers were a common sight in Paul's day. Some of them openly used their speaking skills to seek fame and fortune. Others claimed to despise materialism while privately pocketing large sums of money. Paul distinguished himself from such dishonest people by earning his own living through manual labor (9:18; compare 1 Thess. 4:11).


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