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1 Corinthians 9:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For if I do this of mine own will, I have a reward: but if not of mine own will, I have a stewardship intrusted to me.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation [of the gospel] is committed unto me.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation [of the gospel] is committed to me.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward; but if not of my own will, I am entrusted with an administration.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, if, by choice, this thing I am doing, I have, a reward; but, if not by choice, with a stewardship, have I been entrusted!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for if willing I do this, I have a reward; and if unwillingly—with a stewardship I have been entrusted!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation is committed to me.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For if I doe this thing willingly, I haue a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation [of the Gospel] is committed vnto me.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For if with my will I do this, I have a reward. But if without my will, (yet) a stewardship is confided to me.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For if I do this voluntarily, there is a reward for me: but if involuntarily, a stewardship is intrusted to me.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
if 1487
{1487} Prime
εἰ
ei
{i}
A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.
I do 4238
{4238} Prime
πράσσω
prasso
{pras'-so}
A primary verb; to 'practise', that is, perform repeatedly or habitually (thus differing from G4160, which properly refers to a single act); by implication to execute, accomplish, etc.; specifically to collect (dues), fare (personally).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
this thing 5124
{5124} Prime
τοῦτο
touto
{too'-to}
Neuter, singular, nomitive or accusative of G3778; that thing.
willingly, 1635
{1635} Prime
ἑκών
hekon
{hek-own'}
Of uncertain affinity; voluntary.
I have 2192
{2192} Prime
ἔχω
echo
{ekh'-o}
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
a reward: 3408
{3408} Prime
μισθός
misthos
{mis-thos'}
Apparently a primary word; pay for service (literally or figuratively), good or bad.
but 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
if 1487
{1487} Prime
εἰ
ei
{i}
A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.
against my will, 210
{0210} Prime
ἄκων
akon
{ak'-ohn}
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and G1635; unwilling.
a dispensation 3622
{3622} Prime
οἰκονομία
oikonomia
{oy-kon-om-ee'-ah}
From G3623; administration (of a household or estate); specifically a (religious) 'economy'.
[of the gospel] is committed x4100
(4100) Complement
πιστεύω
pisteuo
{pist-yoo'-o}
From G4102; to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), that is, credit; by implication to entrust (especially one's spiritual well being to Christ).
unto me. y4100
[4100] Standard
πιστεύω
pisteuo
{pist-yoo'-o}
From G4102; to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), that is, credit; by implication to entrust (especially one's spiritual well being to Christ).
z5769
<5769> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 215
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Corinthians 9:17

_ _ Translate, “If I be doing this (that is, preaching) of my own accord (which I am not, for the ‘necessity’ is laid on me which binds a servant to obey his master), I have a reward; but if (as is the case) involuntarily (Acts 9:15; Acts 22:15; Acts 26:16); not of my own natural will, but by the constraining grace of God; (Romans 9:16; 1 Timothy 1:13-16), I have had a dispensation (of the Gospel) entrusted to me” (and so can claim no “reward,” seeing that I only “have done that which was my duty to do,” Luke 17:10, but incur the “woe,” 1 Corinthians 9:16, if I fail in it).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Corinthians 9:15-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Corinthians 9:17

Willingly — He seems to mean, without receiving anything. St. Paul here speaks in a manner peculiar to himself. Another might have preached willingly, and yet have received a maintenance from the Corinthians. But if he had received anything from them, he would have termed it preaching unwillingly. And so, in the next verse, another might have used that power without abusing it. But his own using it at all, he would have termed abusing it. A dispensation is intrusted to me — Therefore I dare not refrain.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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if I:

1 Chronicles 28:9 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
1 Chronicles 29:5 The gold for [things] of gold, and the silver for [things] of silver, and for all manner of work [to be made] by the hands of artificers. And who [then] is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the LORD?
1 Chronicles 29:9 Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.
1 Chronicles 29:14 But who [am] I, and what [is] my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things [come] of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.
Nehemiah 11:2 And the people blessed all the men, that willingly offered themselves to dwell at Jerusalem.
Isaiah 6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here [am] I; send me.
2 Corinthians 8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, [it is] accepted according to that a man hath, [and] not according to that he hath not.
Philemon 1:14 But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.
1 Peter 5:2-4 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight [thereof], not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; ... And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

have:

1 Corinthians 3:8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
1 Corinthians 3:14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
Matthew 10:41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.

against:

Exodus 4:13-14 And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand [of him whom] thou wilt send. ... And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses, and he said, [Is] not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.
Jeremiah 20:9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But [his word] was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not [stay].
Ezekiel 3:14 So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was strong upon me.
Jonah 1:3 But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.
Jonah 4:1-3 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry. ... Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for [it is] better for me to die than to live.
Malachi 1:10 Who [is there] even among you that would shut the doors [for nought]? neither do ye kindle [fire] on mine altar for nought. I have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand.

dispensation:

1 Corinthians 9:16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!
1 Corinthians 4:1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
Matthew 24:25 Behold, I have told you before.
Luke 12:42 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom [his] lord shall make ruler over his household, to give [them their] portion of meat in due season?
Galatians 2:7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as [the gospel] of the circumcision [was] unto Peter;
Ephesians 3:2-8 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: ... Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
Philippians 1:17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.
Colossians 1:25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;
1 Thessalonians 2:4 But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.
1 Timothy 1:11-13 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust. ... Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did [it] ignorantly in unbelief.
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