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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, nor forsake you.

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

1 Timothy 6:6-8
But godliness with contentment is great gain.

Philippians 4:11-12
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatever state I am, therewith to be content.

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

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, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.

Proverbs 14:14
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

Philippians 4:19
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
A state of mind in which one's desires are confined to his lot whatever it may be (1 Timothy 6:6; 2 Corinthians 9:8). It is opposed to envy (James 3:16), avarice (Hebrews 13:5), ambition (Proverbs 13:10), anxiety (Matthew 6:25, 34), and repining (1 Corinthians 10:10). It arises from the inward disposition, and is the offspring of humility, and of an intelligent consideration of the rectitude and benignity of divine providence (Psalm 96:1, 2; 145), the greatness of the divine promises (2 Peter 1:4), and our own unworthiness (Genesis 32:10); as well as from the view the gospel opens up to us of rest and peace hereafter (Romans 5:2).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The state of being contented or satisfied; content.

2. (n.) The act or process of contenting or satisfying; as, the contentment of avarice is impossible.

3. (v. t.) Gratification; pleasure; satisfaction.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

kon-tent', kon-tent'-ment (ya`al; arkeo): To be free from care because of satisfaction with what is already one's own. The Hebrew means simply "to be pleased." The Greek brings out the full force of the word in 1 Timothy 6:8 Hebrews 13:5. Contentment (1 Timothy 6:6) is more inward than satisfaction; the former is a habit or permanent state of mind, the latter has to do with some particular occurrence or object.

841. autarkeia -- self-satisfaction, ie self-sufficiency
... autarkeia Phonetic Spelling: (ow-tar'-ki-ah) Short Definition: self-sufficiency,
independence Definition: self-sufficiency, independence, contentment. ...
// - 7k

842. autarkes -- self-sufficient, sufficient
... Cognate: 842 (the adjectival form of 841 , "contentment") -- properly, self-sufficient,
content in the sense of being satisfied because living in God's content ...
// - 7k


... Contentment. A Sermon ... You will see at once from reading the text, upon the very surface,
that contentment in all states is not a natural propensity of man. ...
/.../ sermons volume 6 1860/contentment.htm

is; Such perfect joy therein I find, As far exceeds all ...
/.../wells/bible stories and religious classics/contentment.htm

Christian Contentment.
... Songs of the Cross and Consolation. CHRISTIAN CONTENTMENT. O my soul, why
dost thou grieve, Why dost mourn so bitterly, That more ...
/.../gerhardt/paul gerhardts spiritual songs/christian contentment.htm

Of the Mutual Contentment of the Divine Persons, and the Mutual ...
/.../john/the adornment of the spritual marriage/chapter x of the mutual.htm

Holy Contentment.
... SUBMISSION AND RELIANCE. 611. " Holy Contentment. 611. 7s. M. Anonymous.
Holy Contentment. 1 Lord, my times are in thy hand: All ...
/.../adams/hymns for christian devotion/611 holy contentment.htm

Contentment and Resignation.
... SUBMISSION AND RELIANCE. 625. " Contentment and Resignation. 625. CPM
Cotton. Contentment and Resignation. 1 If solid happiness ...
/.../adams/hymns for christian devotion/625 contentment and resignation.htm

Contentment Php 4:11
... PHILIPPIANS Hymn 131 Contentment Php 4:11. William Cowper 8,6,8,6. ...
// hymns/hymn 131 contentment php 4 11.htm

August the Sixth Waters of Contentment
... AUGUST The Sixth WATERS OF CONTENTMENT. ISAIAH iv.1-7. The refreshing waters
are offered to "everyone" that is thirsty. The evangel ...
/.../jowett/my daily meditation for the circling year/august the sixth waters of.htm

Letter xix. Submission to the Will of God; Dependence Upon Him for ...
... LETTERS, &c. LETTER XIX. Submission to the Will of God; Dependence upon Him
for Temporal Things, and Contentment under all Circumstances. ...
/.../letter xix submission to the.htm

It Makes Him Sensible of the Reality of Happiness: it Feeds Him ...
... THE SECOND CENTURY 98 It makes him sensible of the reality of Happiness:
it feeds him with contentment. It makes him sensible of ...
/.../traherne/centuries of meditations/98 it makes him sensible.htm

Contentment (4 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) The act or process of contenting or satisfying; as, the contentment of avarice
is impossible. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CONTENT; CONTENTMENT. ...
/c/contentment.htm - 9k

Content (30 Occurrences)
... 7. (n.) Rest or quietness of the mind in one's present condition; freedom from
discontent; satisfaction; contentment; moderate happiness. ... CONTENT; CONTENTMENT. ...
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Complacency (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) Calm contentment; satisfaction; gratification. ... 3. (n.) The manifestation
of contentment or satisfaction; good nature; kindness; civility; affability. ...
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Godliness (16 Occurrences)
... Withdraw yourself from such. (WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV). 1 Timothy 6:6 But
godliness with contentment is great gain. (WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV). ...
/g/godliness.htm - 12k

Weary (77 Occurrences)
... 3. (superl.) Having one's patience, relish, or contentment exhausted; tired; sick; --
with of before the cause; as, weary of marching, or of confinement; weary ...
/w/weary.htm - 29k

... child, no longer fretting for the breast and satisfied with its mother's affection,
is used in Psalm 131:2 as a figure for Israel's contentment with God's care ...
/w/wean.htm - 8k

Piety (21 Occurrences)
... gain to be the end of piety. (DBY YLT). 1 Timothy 6:6 But piety with
contentment is great gain. (DBY YLT). 1 Timothy 6:11 But thou ...
/p/piety.htm - 13k

Pur (3 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To signify or express by purring. 3. (n.) The low, murmuring sound made
by a cat to express contentment or pleasure. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ...
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Peace (523 Occurrences)
... 2. (v.) Exemption from, or cessation of, war with public enemies. 3. (v.)
Public quiet, order, and contentment in obedience to law. ...
/p/peace.htm - 46k

Contentiousness (1 Occurrence)

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Contentment (4 Occurrences)

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

Job 36:11
If they listen and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
(See NIV)

Proverbs 19:23
The fear of Yahweh leads to life, then contentment; he rests and will not be touched by trouble.

Song of Songs 8:10
I am a wall, and my breasts are like towers; then was I in his eyes as one to whom good chance had come.
(See NIV)



Contentment with Godliness is Great Gain

Contentment: Agur

Contentment: Barzillai

Contentment: Barzillai, in Refusing to Go With David to Jerusalem

Contentment: David

Contentment: Esau, in Refusing Jacob's Present

Contentment: General Scriptures Concerning

Contentment: God's Promises should Lead To

Contentment: Paul

Contentment: Saints should Exhibit in Their Respective Callings

Contentment: Saints should Exhibit with Appointed Wages

Contentment: Saints should Exhibit with Food and Raiment

Contentment: Saints should Exhibit with What Things They Have

Contentment: Shunammite

Contentment: The Shunammite, in Refusing to Make a Request of Elisha

Contentment: The Wicked Want

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