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1 Corinthians 9:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— If we sowed unto you spiritual things, is it a great matter if we shall reap your carnal things?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— If we have sown unto you spiritual things, [is it] a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— If we sowed spiritual things in you, is it too much if we reap material things from you?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— If we have sown to you spiritual things, [is it] a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— If we have sown to you spiritual things, [is it a] great [thing] if *we* shall reap your carnal things?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— If, we, unto you, the things of the Spirit have sown, is it a great matter, if, we, of you, the things of the flesh shall reap?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— If we to you the spiritual things did sow—great [is it] if we your fleshly things do reap?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great matter if we reap your carnal things?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— If we haue sowen vnto you spirituall things, is it a great thing if wee shall reape your carnall things?
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— If we of the spirit have sown among you, is it a great thing if we from you of the body shall reap?
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— If we have sowed among you the things of the Spirit, is it a great matter, if we reap from you the things of the body?

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
If 1487
{1487} Prime
εἰ
ei
{i}
A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.
we 2249
{2249} Prime
ἡμεῖς
hemeis
{hay-mice'}
Nomitive plural of G1473; we (only used when emphatic).
have sown 4687
{4687} Prime
σπείρω
speiro
{spi'-ro}
Probably strengthened from G4685 (through the idea of extending); to scatter, that is, sow (literally or figuratively).
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
unto you 5213
{5213} Prime
ὑμῖν
humin
{hoo-min'}
Irregular dative case of G5210; to (with or by) you.
spiritual things, 4152
{4152} Prime
πνευματικός
pneumatikos
{pnyoo-mat-ik-os'}
From G4151; non-carnal, that is, (humanly) ethereal (as opposed to gross), or (daemoniacally) a spirit (concretely), or (divinely) supernatural, regenerate, religious.
[is it] a great thing 3173
{3173} Prime
μέγας
megas
{meg'-as}
Including the prolonged forms, feminine μεγάλη [[megale]], plural μέγάλοι [[megaloi]], etc.; compare also G3176, G3187], big (literally or figuratively, in a very wide application).
if 1487
{1487} Prime
εἰ
ei
{i}
A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.
we 2249
{2249} Prime
ἡμεῖς
hemeis
{hay-mice'}
Nomitive plural of G1473; we (only used when emphatic).
shall reap 2325
{2325} Prime
θερίζω
therizo
{ther-id'-zo}
From G2330 (in the sense of the crop); to harvest.
z5692
<5692> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 814
your 5216
{5216} Prime
ὑμῶν
humon
{hoo-mone'}
Genitive case of G5210; of (from or concerning) you.
carnal things? 4559
{4559} Prime
σαρκικός
sarkikos
{sar-kee-kos'}
From G4561; pertaining to flesh, that is, (by extension) bodily, temporal, or (by implication) animal, unregenerate.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Corinthians 9:11

_ _ we ... we — emphatical in the Greek. WE, the same persons who have sown to you the infinitely more precious treasures of the Spirit, may at least claim in return what is the only thing you have to give, namely, the goods that nourish the flesh (“your carnal things”).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Corinthians 9:3-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Corinthians 9:11

Is it a great matter if we shall reap as much of your carnal things — As is needful for our sustenance? Do you give us things of greater value than those you receive from us?

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Corinthians 9:11

(7) If we have sown unto you spiritual things, [is it] a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?

(7) An assumption of the arguments with an amplification, for neither in so doing do we require a reward appropriate for our work.

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sown:

Malachi 3:8-9 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. ... Ye [are] cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, [even] this whole nation.
Matthew 10:10 Nor scrip for [your] journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.
Romans 15:27 It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things.
Galatians 6:6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.

a great:

2 Kings 5:13 And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, [if] the prophet had bid thee [do some] great thing, wouldest thou not have done [it]? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?
2 Corinthians 11:15 Therefore [it is] no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
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2K 5:13. Mal 3:8. Mt 10:10. Ro 15:27. 2Co 11:15. Ga 6:6.

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