New American Standard Bible
If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.
King James Bible
And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
Darby Bible Translation
But having sustenance and covering, we will be content with these.
World English Bible
But having food and clothing, we will be content with that.
Young's Literal Translation
but having food and raiment -- with these we shall suffice ourselves;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And having food and raiment - Food and raiment, here, seem to be used to denote supplies for our needs in general. It is not uncommon to denote the whole by a part, and, as these are the principal things which we really need, and without which life could not be sustained, the apostle uses the phrase to denote all that is really necessary for us. We cannot suppose that he would forbid a desire of a comfortable habitation, or of the means of knowledge, or of conveniences for worshipping God, etc. The idea is, that having those flyings which meet the actual necessities of our nature, and save us from distress, we should not strive after "uncertain riches," or make wealth the object of our anxious pursuit; compare notes on Philippians 4:11-12.
LibraryAugust the Thirty-First the Real Gains and Losses
"Godliness with contentment is great gain." --1 TIMOTHY vi. 6-16. And so I must go into my heart if I would make a true estimate of my gains and losses. The calculation is not to be made in my bank-books, or as I stride over my broad acres, or inspect my well-filled barns. These are the mere outsides of things, and do not enter into the real balance-sheet of my life. We can no more estimate the success of a life by methods like these than we can adjudge an oil-painting by the sense of smell. What …
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A Plain Description of the Essence and Attributes of God, Out of the Holy Scripture, So Far as Every Christian must Competently Know, and Necessarily Believe, that Will be Saves.
Conflict and Comfort.
"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God," &C.
Then Jacob made a vow, saying, "If God will be with me and will keep me on this journey that I take, and will give me food to eat and garments to wear,
Keep deception and lies far from me, Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is my portion,
Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.
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