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Philippians 4:11

“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Not that I speake in respect of want: for I haue learned in whatsoeuer state I am, therewith to bee content.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therein to be content.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But I will not say anything about my needs, for I am able, wherever I am, to be dependent on myself.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatever state I am, with that to be content.
- Webster's Bible

I do not refer to this through fear of privation, for (for my part) I have learned, whatever be my outward experiences, to be content.
- Weymouth Bible

Not that I speak in respect to lack, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content in it.
- World English Bible

for Y haue lerud to be sufficient in whiche thingis Y am.
- Wycliffe Bible

not that in respect of want I say [it], for I did learn in the things in which I am -- to be content;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 4:11

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.

People's Bible Notes for Philippians 4:11

Php 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want. Lest they should think that he rejoiced because he had been in want, Paul adds for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, [therewith] to be content. He had learned to be content, whatever was his state. He had Christ, and to him Christ was all in all.

Discussion for Philippians 4

  • John j. for verse 7
    Even words cannot expound the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We need not be disappointed even in times of tribulations for we know that What we going through cannot be compared with the glory that God is going to reveal to us,we must rejoice for the good things coming to us ,after some tests is a testimony.
  • Christine for verse 19
    Jesus never failed all you have to do is love the lord n abide in him n the word may the lord bless you all amen
  • Jean
    Philippians 4 shows clearly that all glory and honor belong to the Father through Jesus Christ. Also to obey our Lord Jesus by praying to the Father and make our petition known. Let those who has ears,hear!
  • MockingBird for verse 13
    I wake up every morning quoting this passage of scripture. I can do all things with God's enabling power of Holy Spirit and His word Through me in me Also the scripture above that also means I know how to be abased and I know how to abound : Therefore I can be abased and abound in all things in Christ Jesus which strengthens me !!! Praise God !!!!
  • Trinity adwoa kwofie for verse 13
    i can overcome the enemy, my troublers, sin, sickness, poverty, death and the world through the strength that he gives me. this strength helps me to be able to receive the eternal life that he has given me.