1 Timothy 6:6
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New Living Translation
Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.

King James Bible
But godliness with contentment is great gain.

Darby Bible Translation
But piety with contentment is great gain.

World English Bible
But godliness with contentment is great gain.

Young's Literal Translation
but it is great gain -- the piety with contentment;

1 Timothy 6:6 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

6:6 But godliness with content - The inseparable companion of true, vital religion. Is great gain - Brings unspeakable profit in time, as well as eternity.

1 Timothy 6:6 Parallel Commentaries

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Final Settlement of the Church by St. John
A.D. 67-100 It seems probable that most of the Apostles had entered into rest before the Destruction of Jerusalem, A.D. 70, and that St. John the Divine was the only one of the Apostolic body who long survived that event. [Sidenote: St. Peter began to found the Church, St. John completed its foundation.] To St. Peter, one of the "pillars" of the Church, it had been given to begin the great work of laying the foundation of the Mystical Temple of God; to St. John, the other of the two, was allotted
John Henry Blunt—A Key to the Knowledge of Church History

Spoken in Antioch in the Old Church, as it was Called...
Spoken in Antioch in the Old Church, as it was called, while he was a presbyter, on the subject of the calamity that had befallen the city in consequence of the tumult connected with the overthrow of the Statues of the Emperor Theodosius, the Great and Pious. And on the saying of the Apostle, "Charge them that are rich that they be not high-minded," 1 Timothy vi. 17. And against covetousness. 1. What shall I say, or what shall I speak of? The present season is one for tears, and not for words; for
St. Chrysostom—On the Priesthood

Exposition of St. Paul's Words. --1 Tim. vi. 20.
Exposition of St. Paul's Words.--1 Tim. vi. 20. [51.] Such being the case, when I think over these things, and revolve them in my mind again and again, I cannot sufficiently wonder at the madness of certain men, at the impiety of their blinded understanding, at their lust of error, such that, not content with the rule of faith delivered once for all, and received from the times of old, they are every day seeking one novelty after another, and are constantly longing to add, change, take away, in religion,
Vincent of Lérins—The COMMONITORY OF Vincent of Lérins

A More Particular Exposition of 1 Tim. ...
A more particular Exposition of 1 Tim. vi. 20. [53.] But it is worth while to expound the whole of that passage of the apostle more fully, "O Timothy, keep the deposit, avoiding profane novelties of words." "O!" The exclamation implies fore-knowledge as well as charity. For he mourned in anticipation over the errors which he foresaw. Who is the Timothy of to-day, but either generally the Universal Church, or in particular, the whole body of The Prelacy, whom it behoves either themselves to possess
Vincent of Lérins—The COMMONITORY OF Vincent of Lérins

Cross References
Proverbs 15:16
Better to have little, with fear for the LORD, than to have great treasure and inner turmoil.

Proverbs 28:25
Greed causes fighting; trusting the LORD leads to prosperity.

Jeremiah 35:9
We haven't built houses or owned vineyards or farms or planted crops.

Luke 12:15
Then he said, "Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own."

Philippians 4:11
Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have.

1 Timothy 4:8
"Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come."

Hebrews 13:5
Don't love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, "I will never fail you. I will never abandon you."

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