English Standard Version
Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.
King James Bible
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
Darby Bible Translation
Not that I speak as regards privation, for as to me I have learnt in those circumstances in which I am, to be satisfied in myself.
World English Bible
Not that I speak in respect to lack, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content in it.
Young's Literal Translation
not that in respect of want I say it, for I did learn in the things in which I am -- to be content;
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Lit., self-sufficient. Only here in the New Testament. A stoic word, expressing the favorite doctrine of the sect, that man should be sufficient to himself for all things; able, by the power of his own will, to resist the shock of circumstance. Paul is self-sufficient through the power of the new self: not he, but Christ in him. The kindred noun αὐταρκεία sufficiency, occurs 2 Corinthians 9:8; 1 Timothy 6:6.
LibraryMarch 24. "And Again I Say, Rejoice" (Phil. Iv. 4).
"And again I say, rejoice" (Phil. iv. 4). It is a good thing to rejoice in the Lord. Perhaps you found the first dose ineffectual. Keep on with your medicine, and when you cannot feel any joy, when there is no spring, and no seeming comfort and encouragement, still rejoice, and count it all joy. Even when you fall into divers temptations, reckon it joy, and delight, and God will make your reckoning good. Do you suppose your Father will let you carry the banner of His victory and His gladness on to …
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Soldiers also asked him, "And we, what shall we do?" And he said to them, "Do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be content with your wages."
2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.
1 Timothy 6:6
Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment,
1 Timothy 6:8
But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."
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