1 Timothy 6:6

“But godliness with contentment is great gain.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But godlinesse with contentment is great gaine.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But godliness {actually} is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But godliness with contentment is great gain:
- American Standard Version (1901)

But true faith, with peace of mind, is of great profit:
- Basic English Bible

But piety with contentment *is* great gain.
- Darby Bible

But godliness with contentment is great gain.
- Webster's Bible

And godliness *is* gain, when associated with contentment;
- Weymouth Bible

But godliness with contentment is great gain.
- World English Bible

But a greet wynnyng is pitee, with sufficience.
- Wycliffe Bible

but it is great gain -- the piety with contentment;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 6:6


6:6 But godliness with content - The inseparable companion of true, vital religion. Is great gain - Brings unspeakable profit in time, as well as eternity.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 6:6


1Ti 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. In contrast with this false view a godly life with contentment is a great gain. It brings its greatest gain in eternity.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 6

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal truths: But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. For the love of money is the root of all evil. follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
  • A disciple
    "But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness." Some may wonder why the Apostles gave so much in depth study to the workings of evil in men who oppose the truth; and so do they seek to stifle that same Spirit of understanding in the disciples today, thinking that it might be considered disrespectful. Do we please men or God?
  • Ray321
    3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness 4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, We must spread the GOSPEL that Jesus had Paul wrote, so we can reach the lost. 1 Corinth 15:1-4 GOSPEL
  • Steve morrow
    ----1 TIMOTHY 6:6 BUT GODLINESS WITH CONTENTMENT IS GREAT GAIN----TITUS 1:1 PAUL A SERVANT OF GOD AND AN APOSTLE OF JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO THE FAITH OF GODS ELECT AND THE ACKNOWLEDGING OF THE TRUTH WHICH IS --- AFTER GODLINESS ---2 PETER 2:3 ACCORDING AS HIS DIVINE POWER--HATH GIVEN--UNTO US ALL THINGS THAT PERTAIN UNTO LIFE AND GODLINESS THROUGH THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM THAT HATH CALLED US .......
  • BSP
    Verse 19: We want to get a firm hold on the real life, which is eternal or everlasting life.
  • BSP
    Verse 18 urges us to be generous and ready to share. We need to have a good attitude towards sharing.

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