New Living Translation
Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:11 I have learned - From God. He only can teach this. In everything, therewith to be content - Joyfully and thankfully patient. Nothing less is Christian content. We may observe a beautiful gradation in the expressions, I have learned; I know; I am instructed; I can.
LibraryA Tender Exhortation
'Therefore, my brethren, dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.'--PHIL. iv. 1. The words I have chosen set forth very simply and beautifully the bond which knit Paul and these Philippian Christians together, and the chief desire which his Apostolic love had for them. I venture to apply them to ourselves, and I speak now especially to the members of my own church and congregation. I. Let us note, then, first, the personal bond which gives force …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
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The Warrior Peace
"What should we do?" asked some soldiers. John replied, "Don't extort money or make false accusations. And be content with your pay."
2 Corinthians 9:8
And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.
1 Timothy 6:6
Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.
1 Timothy 6:8
So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.
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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