I Corinthians 9:1 Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord? (KJV) I've noticed that several versions have the first two phrases reversed. For example: I Corinthians 9:1 Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord? (HCSB) Is there any significance in the order of these two phrases? My opinion is that Paul's being an apostle first, gave him the freedom or rights that he is about to explain to these Corinthians. Therefore, I can see the logic in placing, "Am I not an apostle?" first.