New International Version
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Not that I speak in respect of want - I am quite unconcerned in this respect; leaving the whole of my support, while bound for the testimony of Jesus, to the providence of God.
For I have learned - I am so satisfied with the wise providence and goodness of God, that I know whatever he determines is the best; and therefore I am perfectly contented that he should govern the world in that way which seems best to his godly wisdom. How true is the proverb, A contented mind is a continual feast! What do we get by murmuring and complaining?
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How to Obey an Impossible Injunction
Then some soldiers asked him, "And what should we do?" He replied, "Don't extort money and don't accuse people falsely--be content with your pay."
2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
1 Timothy 6:6
But godliness with contentment is great gain.
1 Timothy 6:8
But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."
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