1 Timothy 6:7

“For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certaine we can cary nothing out.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for we brought nothing into the world, for neither can we carry anything out;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For we came into the world with nothing, and we are not able to take anything out;
- Basic English Bible

For we have brought nothing into the world: [it is] [manifest] that neither can we carry anything out.
- Darby Bible

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
- Webster's Bible

for we brought nothing into the world, nor can we carry anything out of it;
- Weymouth Bible

For we brought nothing into the world, and we certainly can't carry anything out.
- World English Bible

For we brouyten in no thing in to this world, and no doute, that we moun not bere `awey ony thing.
- Wycliffe Bible

for nothing did we bring into the world -- [it is] manifest that we are able to carry nothing out;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 6:7


6:7 Neither can we carry anything out - To what purpose, then, do we heap together so many things? O, give me one thing, - a safe and ready passage to my own country!


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 6:7


1Ti 6:7 For we brought nothing into [this] world. See Job 1:21. [And it is] certain we can carry nothing out. Since we must leave the earth as we came into it, contentment and an immortal hope are better than earthly gains.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 6

  • Eliiah
    The mouth of the just brings forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out. Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, says the LORD. Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd gave his life for the sheep. And I give unto them eternal life and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves. Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.
  • Eliiah
    Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In TITHES and OFFERINGS. Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD: Thus says the Lord GOD: Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is NONE that does good, no, not one. A voice of the cry of the shepherds, and an howling of the principal of the flock, shall be heard: for the LORD hath spoiled their pasture. And the shepherds shall have no way to flee, nor the principal of the flock to escape. For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered. Howl, ye shepherds, and cry and wallow yourselves in the ashes, ye principal of the flock: for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished and ye shall fall like a pleasant vessel. Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.
  • Eliiah
    These things have you done, and I kept silence: you thought that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes. Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I, even I, am against thee, and will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations. Howl ye for the day of the LORD is at hand: it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. The priests said not, Where is the LORD? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit. I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed. Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against the shepherds and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock: neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more: for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them. Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! SAYS the LORD. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? Thus says the LORD: A sword, a sword is sharpened, and also furbished: Howl ye, Woe worth the day! I am he that lives, and was dead and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen, and have the keys of hell and of death.
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 1:3 IT SEEMED GOOD TO ME ALSO HAVING HAD PERFECT UNDERSTANDING OF ALL THINGS FROM THE VERY FIRST TO WRITE UNTO THEE IN ORDER MOST EXCELLENT THEOPHILUS 1:4 THAT THOU MIGHTEST KNOW THE CERTAINTY OF THOSE THINGS WHEREIN THOU HAST BEEN INSTRUCTED LUKE 6:38 GIVE AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN UNTO YOU GOOD MEASURE PRESSED DOWN AND SHAKEN TOGETHER AND RUNNING OVER SHALL MEN GIVE UNTO YOUR BOSOM FOR WITH THE SAME MEASURE THAT YOU METE WITHAL IT SHALL BE MEASURED TO YOU AGAIN 2 CORINTHIANS 8:12 FOR IF THERE BE FIRST A WILLING MIND IT IS ACCEPTED ACCORDING TO THAT A MAN HATH AND NOT ACCORDING TO THAT HE HATH NOT 8:13 FOR I MEAN NOT THAT OTHER MEN BE EASED AND YOU BURDENED 8:14 BUT BY AN EQUALITY THAT NOW AT THIS TIME YOUR ABUNDANCE MAY BE A SUPPLY FOR THEIR WANT THAT THEIR ABUNDANCE ALSO MAY BE A SUPPLY FOR YOUR WANT THAT THERE MAY BE EQUALITY ROMANS 12:13 DISTRIBUTING TO THE NECESSITY OF THE SAINTS GIVEN TO HOSPITALITY
  • MISSIONARY PASTOR TIMOTHY MUSAU
    MONEY IS NOT EVIL ITSELF BUT "LOVING" THE MONEY IS WHAT IS EVIL, WE OUGHT TO LOVE THE LORD OUR GOD ABOVE ALL THINGS BECOUSE IT IS HE WHO GIVES US POWER TO GET WEALTH.
  • Steve morrow
    20:35 I HAVE SHOWED YOU ALL THINGS HOW THAT SO LABORING YOU OUGHT TO SUPPORT THE WEAK AND TO REMEMBER THE WORDS OF THE LORD JESUS HOW HE SAID IT IS MORE BLESSED TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE luke 6:30 give to every man that asketh of thee and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again acts 2:44 and all that believed were together and had all things common 45 and sold their possessions and goods and parted them to all men as every man had need LUKE 6:35 BUT LOVE YOUR ENEMIES AND DO GOOD AND LEND HOPING FOR NOTHING AGAIN AND YOUR REWARD SHALL BE GREAT AND YOU SHALL BE THE CHILDREN OF THE HIGHEST FOR HE IS KIND UNTO THE UNTHANKFUL AND TO THE EVIL LUKE 19:8 AND ZACCHAEUS STOOD AND SAID BEHOLD LORD THE HALF OF MY GOODS I GIVE TO THE POOR AND IF I HAVE TAKEN ANY THING FROM ANY MAN BY FALSE ACCUSATION I RESTORE HIM FOURFOLD 9 AND JESUS SAID UNTO HIM THIS DAY IS SALVATION COME TO THIS HOUSE FORSOMUCH AS HE ALSO IS A SON OF ABRAHAM

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