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

  • Lilian
    Only thru Jesus we can have peace that passes through understanding in our hearts and in our mind. I will worship you Lord for you alone are worthy. Thank you for the blood Lord you're my only JEHOVAH JIREH MY PROVIDER MY RIGHTEOUSNESS, MY HEALER MY SAVIOUR. YOU ARE MY GOD WHO CAN SUPPLY ALL MY NEED ACCORDING TO HIS RICHES IN GLORY THRU CHRIST JESUS. THANK YOU ABBA FATHER FOR UR LOVE
  • Jared
    Yes. God, through Christ alone must rule our hearts and minds.
  • Betty newton
    I just think god how he holds me and comfort me and crazy everyday life. He always there for us all we have to do is tap in and listen to his voice and follow instructions amen.
  • Oisraela
    Contentment is Understanding That All Around You Now is Very Vital is Life For Father God WATCHES Over You and Provides All You Need to Get to The Next MOMENT.

    CONTENTMENT was to Be Grasped But Now Understood
  • Carla
    Looking at this scripture l see it gives an application for prayer in addition to the famous Lords Prayer. It reminds us of a wonderful way of how to understand and live righteously remembering out blessing but also our perils to come too. So in this message of wisdom is to be thankfully as godliness with contentment is great gain. Thank you ABBA FATHER x
  • Tony Sabin
    We can do nothing without Him, but everything with Him. With I'm in front of possible you have impossible but add a H to impossible and you have Himpossible. I know it's not a word.