Philippians 4:11
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New International Version
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.

New Living Translation
Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have.

English Standard Version
Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.

Berean Study Bible
I am not saying this out of need, for I have learned to be content regardless of my circumstances.

Berean Literal Bible
Not that I speak as to destitution, for I have learned to be content in that which I am.

New American Standard Bible
Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.

King James Bible
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I don't say this out of need, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.

International Standard Version
I am not saying this because I am in any need, for I have learned to be content in whatever situation I am in.

NET Bible
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content in any circumstance.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But I said it, not because I had need, because I have learned that whatever I have will be enough for me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I'm not saying this because I'm in any need. I've learned to be content in whatever situation I'm in.

New American Standard 1977
Not that I speak from want; for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Not that I speak in respect of want, for I have learned, in whatever state I am, to be content.

King James 2000 Bible
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, to be content.

American King James Version
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatever state I am, therewith to be content.

American Standard Version
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therein to be content.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I speak not as it were for want. For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, to be content therewith.

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.

English Revised Version
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therein to be content.

Webster's Bible Translation
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatever state I am, with that to be content.

Weymouth New Testament
I do not refer to this through fear of privation, for (for my part)

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;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:10-19 It is a good work to succour and help a good minister in trouble. The nature of true Christian sympathy, is not only to feel concern for our friends in their troubles, but to do what we can to help them. The apostle was often in bonds, imprisonments, and necessities; but in all, he learned to be content, to bring his mind to his condition, and make the best of it. Pride, unbelief, vain hankering after something we have not got, and fickle disrelish of present things, make men discontented even under favourable circumstances. Let us pray for patient submission and hope when we are abased; for humility and a heavenly mind when exalted. It is a special grace to have an equal temper of mind always. And in a low state not to lose our comfort in God, nor distrust his providence, nor take any wrong course for our own supply. In a prosperous condition not to be proud, or secure, or worldly. This is a harder lesson than the other; for the temptations of fulness and prosperity are more than those of affliction and want. The apostle had no design to urge them to give more, but to encourage such kindness as will meet a glorious reward hereafter. Through Christ we have grace to do what is good, and through him we must expect the reward; and as we have all things by him, let us do all things for him, and to his glory.
Study Bible
The Generosity of the Philippians
10Now I rejoice greatly in the Lord that at last you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11I am not saying this out of need, for I have learned to be content regardless of my circumstances. 12I know how to live humbly, and I know how to abound. I am accustomed to any and every situation—to being filled and being hungry, to having plenty and having need.…
Cross References
Luke 3:14
Then some soldiers asked him, "And what should we do?" "Do not take money by force or false accusation," he said. "Be content with your wages."

2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things, at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

1 Timothy 6:6
Of course, godliness with contentment is great gain.

1 Timothy 6:8
But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these.

Hebrews 13:5
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, for God has said: "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you."
Treasury of Scripture

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatever state I am, therewith to be content.

in respect.

1 Corinthians 4:11,12 Even to this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, …

2 Corinthians 6:10 As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; …

2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he …

2 Corinthians 11:27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, …

I have.

Philippians 3:8 Yes doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency …

Genesis 28:20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep …

Exodus 2:21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah …

Matthew 6:31-34 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall …

Luke 3:14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall …

1 Timothy 6:6-9 But godliness with contentment is great gain…

Hebrews 10:34 For you had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling …

Hebrews 13:5,6 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with …

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