Hebrews 13:5

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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let your conuersation bee without couetousnesse: and be content with such things as yee haue. For hee hath said, I will neuer leaue thee, nor forsake thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{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,"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be free from the love of money and pleased with the things which you have; for he himself has said, I will be with you at all times.
- Basic English Bible

[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.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

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."
- Weymouth 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."
- World English Bible

Be youre maneres withoute coueitise, apaied with present thingis; for he seide, Y schal not leeue thee,
- Wycliffe Bible

Without covetousness the behaviour, being content with the things present, for He hath said, `No, I will not leave, no, nor forsake thee,'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 13:5


13:5 He - God. Hath said - To all believers, in saying it to Jacob, Joshua, and Solomon. #Gen 28:15|; Jos 1:5; 1Chr 28:20.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 13:5


Heb 13:5 Without covetousness. Without manifesting a stingy or grasping spirit. For he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. See Jos 1:5. With such an assurance we may well be content with what we have.

Discussion for Hebrews 13

  • Jim
    Verse 5 is awesome. It gives us assurance that He is and always will be with us. But it is saying more than that. We are not to desire what others have because He has promised to always be with us. He is to be our sufficiency. And let me ask the question if Jesus is not enough in your life and my life then why isn't He? Something is wrong with us if "He is not enough" But He is more than enough!!!
  • Felicia
    This is a chap of exhortation encouraging us not to stop entertaining strangers, to remember those that are in bonds, encouraging marriage, not to be covetous, not to follow strange doctrines but to be established in the grace, to be submissive to our rulers etc. And he crowns all that with verses 20-21 my best. That the God of peace make us perfect... To Him be glory for ever and ever. Amen!
  • Charlotte
    chapter 13 is just saying that we need to follow the laws and do what the one over us say. Because this is not our home., We're passing through on the journey to the place prepared for by Jesus. Telling us to Love one other at all times. Let our living be the Bible for others to see. Believe in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior and God our Father. To Love Unconditionally the way God Loves Us.
  • BSP
    Verse 7 encourages us to remember those taking the lead over us. We want to especially keep them in our prayers.
  • Charles fiorucci
    hello mike from 1yr ago please repent and turn to the lord jesus christ
    alone fro your salvation he is a friend that sticks closer than a brother
    please do not give up on life job was a godly man but he was tested
    by god he lost everything his children and all his comforts of home
    daniel shadrach meshack and abindego i could go on repent and
    turn to jesus christ alone your only hope.
  • Willie miller
    Thanks