Hebrews 13:5
New International Version
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."

New Living Translation
Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.”

English Standard Version
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.”

Berean Study Bible
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.”

Berean Literal Bible
Let your manner of life be without covetousness, being satisfied with the present; for He Himself has said: "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you."

New American Standard Bible
Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, "I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,"

King James Bible
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Christian Standard Bible
Keep your life free from the love of money. Be satisfied with what you have, for he himself has said, I will never leave you or abandon you.

Contemporary English Version
Don't fall in love with money. Be satisfied with what you have. The Lord has promised that he will not leave us or desert us.

Good News Translation
Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, "I will never leave you; I will never abandon you."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your life should be free from the love of money. Be satisfied with what you have, for He Himself has said, I will never leave you or forsake you.

International Standard Version
Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have, for God has said, "I will never leave you or abandon you."

NET Bible
Your conduct must be free from the love of money and you must be content with what you have, for he has said, "I will never leave you and I will never abandon you."

New Heart English Bible
Be free from the love of money, content with such things as you have, for he has said, "I will never leave you or forsake you."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Let not your mind love money, but let whatever you have suffice for you, for THE LORD JEHOVAH has said, “I shall not forsake you, neither shall I let go of your hand.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't love money. Be happy with what you have because God has said, "I will never abandon you or leave you."

New American Standard 1977
Let your character be free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let your conversation be without covetousness, and be content with such things as ye have; for he has said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

King James 2000 Bible
Let your conduct be without covetousness; and be content with such things as you have: for he has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
Be ye free from the love of money; content with such things as ye have: for himself hath said, I will in no wise fail thee, neither will I in any wise forsake thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let your manners be without covetousness, contented with such things as you have; for he hath said: I will not leave thee, neither will I forsake thee.

Darby Bible Translation
[Let your] conversation [be] without love of money, satisfied with [your] present circumstances; for he has said, I will not leave thee, neither will I forsake thee.

English Revised Version
Be ye free from the love of money; content with such things as ye have: for himself hath said, I will in no wise fail thee, neither will I in any wise forsake thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let your manner of life be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Weymouth New Testament
Your lives should be untainted by love for money. Be content with what you have; for God Himself has said, "I will never, never let go your hand: I will never never forsake you."

World English Bible
Be free from the love of money, content with such things as you have, for he has said, "I will in no way leave you, neither will I in any way forsake you."

Young's Literal Translation
Without covetousness the behaviour, being content with the things present, for He hath said, 'No, I will not leave, no, nor forsake thee,'
Study Bible
Christ's Unchanging Nature
4Marriage should be honored by all and the marriage bed kept undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterers. 5Keep 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.” 6So we say with confidence: “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”…
Cross References
Genesis 31:5
and he told them, "I can see from your father's face that his attitude toward me has changed; but the God of my father has been with me.

Deuteronomy 4:31
For the LORD your God is a merciful God; He will not abandon you or destroy you or forget the covenant with your fathers, which He swore to them by oath.

Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid or terrified of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you."

Deuteronomy 31:8
The LORD Himself goes before you; He will be with you. He will never leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid or discouraged."

Joshua 1:5
No one shall stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so will I be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.

1 Samuel 10:7
When these signs have come, do as the occasion demands, for God is with you.

1 Kings 6:13
And I will dwell among the Israelites and will not abandon My people Israel."

1 Kings 8:57
May the LORD our God be with us, as He was with our fathers. May He never leave us or forsake us.

1 Chronicles 28:20
David also said to Solomon his son, "Be strong and courageous, and do it. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the house of the LORD is finished.

Psalm 37:25
I once was young and now am old, yet never have I seen the righteous abandoned or their children begging for bread.

Psalm 119:36
Turn my heart to Your testimonies and not to covetous gain.

Proverbs 23:4
Do not wear yourself out to get rich; be wise enough to restrain yourself.

Isaiah 42:16
I will lead the blind by a way they did not know; I will guide them on unfamiliar paths. I will turn darkness into light before them and rough places into level ground. These things I will do for them, and I will not forsake them.

Matthew 6:19
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.

2 Corinthians 4:9
persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.

Ephesians 5:3
But among you, as is proper among the saints, there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed.

Philippians 4:11
I am not saying this out of need, for I have learned to be content regardless of my circumstances.

Colossians 3:5
Put to death, therefore, the components of your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires, and greed, which is idolatry.

1 Timothy 3:3
not dependent on wine, not violent but gentle, peaceable, and free of the love of money.

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

Treasury of Scripture

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.

conversation.

Exodus 20:17
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

Joshua 7:21
When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.

Psalm 10:3
For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.

and be.

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

Matthew 6:25,34
Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? …

Luke 3:14
And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.

I will.

Genesis 28:15
And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

Deuteronomy 31:6,8
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee…

Joshua 1:5
There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.







Lexicon
Keep your lives
τρόπος (tropos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5158: From the same as trope; a turn, i.e. mode or style; figuratively, deportment or character.

free from the love of money
Ἀφιλάργυρος (Aphilargyros)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 866: Not loving money, not avaricious. Unavaricious.

[and] be content
ἀρκούμενοι (arkoumenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 714: To keep off, assist; I suffice; pass: To be satisfied. Apparently a primary verb; properly, to ward off, i.e. to avail.

with what
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

you have,
παροῦσιν (parousin)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Dative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3918: From para and eimi; to be near, i.e. At hand; neuter present participle time being, or property.

for
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

[God]
αὐτὸς (autos)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

has said:
εἴρηκεν (eirēken)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2046: Probably a fuller form of rheo; an alternate for epo in certain tenses; to utter, i.e. Speak or say.

“Never
Οὐ (Ou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

will I leave
ἀνῶ (anō)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 447: From ana and hiemi; to let up, i.e. slacken or desert, desist from.

you,
σε (se)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

never
οὐ (ou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

will I forsake
ἐγκαταλίπω (enkatalipō)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1459: From en and kataleipo; to leave behind in some place, i.e. let remain over, or to desert.

you.”
σε (se)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.
(5) In these two verses (Hebrews 13:4-5) we have the same connection of thought as in Hebrews 12:16; Colossians 3:5; Ephesians 5:3. "Impurity and covetousness may be said to divide between them nearly the whole domain of human selfishness and vice" (Lightfoot on Colossians 3:5).

Conversation.--Literally, way of thought and life, character, disposition.

For he.--Rather, for He Himself hath said. As in many other places in this Epistle, the word of Scripture is regarded as directly spoken by God; but there is an emphasis here ("He Himself") which well suits the remarkable impressiveness of the words quoted, "I will in no wise let thee go; no, nor will I forsake thee." This promise of divine support and protection does not occur exactly in the same form in the Old Testament, but is clearly taken from Deuteronomy 31:6, "He will not fail thee nor forsake thee." (Comp. also Genesis 28:15; Joshua 1:5; 1Chronicles 28:20.) The appositeness of these words and those which follow (Hebrews 13:6) will be seen if we remember the trials which the Hebrew Christians had already endured (Hebrews 10:32-34). It is very probable that this thought supplies the link of connection between Hebrews 13:5-6, and Hebrews 13:7.

Verse 5. - Let your conversation (i.e. manner of life, or disposition) be without covetousness; be content with such things as ye have: for he (αὔτος, emphatic) hath said, I will never (i.e. in no wise) leave thee, neither will I ever forsake thee. The reference seems to be to Deuteronomy 31:6, Κύριος ὁ Θεός σου... οὔτε μή σε ἀνῇ οὔτε μή σε ἐγκαταλίπῃ, the same assurance being repeated in ver. 8. But similar promises occur elsewhere in the Old Testament (see Genesis 28:15; Joshua 1:5; 1 Chronicles 28:20; Isaiah 41:17; "Est igitur instar adagii divini," Bengel). 13:1-6 The design of Christ in giving himself for us, is, that he may purchase to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works; and true religion is the strongest bond of friendship. Here are earnest exhortations to several Christian duties, especially contentment. The sin opposed to this grace and duty is covetousness, an over-eager desire for the wealth of this world, with envy of those who have more than ourselves. Having treasures in heaven, we may be content with mean things here. Those who cannot be so, would not be content though God raised their condition. Adam was in paradise, yet not contented; some angels in heaven were not contented; but the apostle Paul, though abased and empty, had learned in every state, in any state, to be content. Christians have reason to be contented with their present lot. This promise contains the sum and substance of all the promises; I will never, no, never leave thee, no, never forsake thee. In the original there are no less than five negatives put together, to confirm the promise: the true believer shall have the gracious presence of God with him, in life, at death, and for ever. Men can do nothing against God, and God can make all that men do against his people, to turn to their good.
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