1 Timothy 6:6
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But godliness with contentment is great gain,

King James Bible
But godliness with contentment is great gain.

American Standard Version
But godliness with contentment is great gain:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But godliness with contentment is great gain.

English Revised Version
But godliness with contentment is great gain:

Webster's Bible Translation
But godliness with contentment is great gain.

Weymouth New Testament
And godliness *is* gain, when associated with contentment;

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Contentment (αὐταρκείας)

Only here and 2 Corinthians 9:8. The adjective αὐτάρκης self-sufficient, Philippians 4:11. Comp. Sir. 40:18. Αὐτάρκεια is an inward self-sufficiency, as opposed to the lack or the desire of outward things. It was a favorite Stoic word, expressing the doctrine of that sect that a man should be sufficient unto himself for all things, and able, by the power of his own will, to resist the force of circumstances. In Ps. of Sol. 5:18, we read: "Blessed is the man whom God remembereth with a sufficiency convenient for him" (ἐν συμμετρίᾳ αὐταρκεσίας); that is, with a sufficiency proportioned to his needs.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

godliness. See on ch.

1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profits little: but godliness is profitable to all things, having promise of the life that now is...

Psalm 37:16 A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked.

Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Proverbs 3:13-18 Happy is the man that finds wisdom, and the man that gets understanding...

Proverbs 8:18-21 Riches and honor are with me; yes, durable riches and righteousness...

Proverbs 15:16 Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.

Proverbs 16:8 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.

Matthew 6:32,33 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things...

Luke 12:31,32 But rather seek you the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added to you...

Romans 5:3-5 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation works patience...

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

2 Corinthians 4:17,18 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory...

2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands...

Philippians 1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as you have: for he has said, I will never leave you...

contentment.

1 Timothy 6:8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

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

Luke 3:14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said to them, Do violence to no man...

Philippians 4:11-13 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatever state I am, therewith to be content...

Cross References
Proverbs 15:16
Better is a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble with it.

Proverbs 28:25
A greedy man stirs up strife, but the one who trusts in the LORD will be enriched.

Jeremiah 35:9
and not to build houses to dwell in. We have no vineyard or field or seed,

Luke 12:15
And he said to them, "Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."

Philippians 4:11
Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.

1 Timothy 4:8
for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

Hebrews 13:5
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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