1 Timothy 6:7
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New International Version
For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.

New Living Translation
After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can't take anything with us when we leave it.

English Standard Version
for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world.

New American Standard Bible
For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either.

King James Bible
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out.

International Standard Version
Nothing to this world we bring; from it take we nothing.

NET Bible
For we have brought nothing into this world and so we cannot take a single thing out either.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For we have brought nothing into the universe, and we know that we can take nothing out of it;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We didn't bring anything into the world, and we can't take anything out of it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

King James 2000 Bible
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

American King James Version
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

American Standard Version
for we brought nothing into the world, for neither can we carry anything out;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For we brought nothing into this world: and certainly we can carry nothing out.

Darby Bible Translation
For we have brought nothing into the world: [it is] [manifest] that neither can we carry anything out.

English Revised Version
for we brought nothing into the world, for neither can we carry anything out;

Webster's Bible Translation
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

Weymouth New Testament
for we brought nothing into the world, nor can we carry anything out of it;

World English Bible
For we brought nothing into the world, and we certainly can't carry anything out.

Young's Literal Translation
for nothing did we bring into the world -- it is manifest that we are able to carry nothing out;
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:6-10 Those that make a trade of Christianity to serve their turn for this world, will be disappointed; but those who mind it as their calling, will find it has the promise of the life that now is, as well as of that which is to come. He that is godly, is sure to be happy in another world; and if contented with his condition in this world, he has enough; and all truly godly people are content. When brought into the greatest straits, we cannot be poorer than when we came into this world; a shroud, a coffin, and a grave, are all that the richest man in the world can have from all his wealth. If nature should be content with a little, grace should be content with less. The necessaries of life bound a true Christian's desires, and with these he will endeavour to be content. We see here the evil of covetousness. It is not said, they that are rich, but they will be rich; who place their happiness in wealth, and are eager and determined in the pursuit. Those that are such, give to Satan the opportunity of tempting them, leading them to use dishonest means, and other bad practices, to add to their gains. Also, leading into so many employments, and such a hurry of business, as leave no time or inclination for spiritual religion; leading to connexions that draw into sin and folly. What sins will not men be drawn into by the love of money! People may have money, and yet not love it; but if they love it, this will push them on to all evil. Every sort of wickedness and vice, in one way or another, grows from the love of money. We cannot look around without perceiving many proofs of this, especially in a day of outward prosperity, great expenses, and loose profession.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7. - The for this, A.V.; for neither can we for and it is certain we can, A.V. and T.R.; anything for nothing, A.V. For neither, etc. The omission of δῆλον in the R.T., though justified by many of the best manuscripts, makes it difficult to construe the sentence, unless, with Buttman, we consider ὅτι as elliptical for δῆλον ὅτι, The R.V. "for neither" seems to imply that the truth, "neither can we carry anything out," is a consequence of the previous truth that "we brought nothing into the world." which is not true. The two truths are parallel, and the sentence would be perfectly clear without either δῆλον or ὅτι.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For we brought nothing into this world,.... Which is a reason both clearly showing that godliness is great gain, since those who have it brought nothing into the world with them but sin, and yet are now in such happy circumstances as before described; and that godly persons should be content with what they have, even of worldly things, seeing they are so much more than they had when they came into the world, into which they came naked; and which should be a quieting consideration under the most stripping providences; see Job 1:21

and it is certain we can carry nothing out: as men come into the world, so will they go out of it; nor will they need their worldly substance after death, any more than they did before they were born; and what they now have, and use not, will then be lost to them, whatever gain it may be to others: wherefore it becomes them cheerfully to use what they have, and be content therewith; see Ecclesiastes 5:15. The Jews have a saying like this (o), that

"as a man comes (into the world), "simply" or "nakedly", so he goes out in like manner.''

(o) Bereshit Rabba, sect. 42. fol. 36. 3.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7. For—confirming the reasonableness of "contentment."

and it is certain—Vulgate and other old versions support this reading. The oldest manuscripts, however, omit "and it is certain"; then the translation will be, "We brought nothing into the world (to teach us to remember) that neither can we carry anything out" (Job 1:21; Ec 5:15). Therefore, we should have no gain-seeking anxiety, the breeder of discontent (Mt 6:25).

1 Timothy 6:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
Contentment in Godliness
6But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment. 7For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. 8If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.…
Cross References
Job 1:21
and said: "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised."

Psalm 49:17
for they will take nothing with them when they die, their splendor will not descend with them.

Ecclesiastes 5:15
Everyone comes naked from their mother's womb, and as everyone comes, so they depart. They take nothing from their toil that they can carry in their hands.
Treasury of Scripture

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

we brought.

Job 1:21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I …

Proverbs 27:24 For riches are not for ever: and does the crown endure to every generation?

Ecclesiastes 5:15,16 As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he return to go …

certain.

Psalm 49:17 For when he dies he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not …

Luke 12:20,21 But God said to him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required …

Luke 16:22,23 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the …

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