1 Timothy 6:8

“And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hauing food and raiment let vs be therewith content.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but having food and covering we shall be therewith content.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if we have food and a roof over us, let that be enough.
- Basic English Bible

But having sustenance and covering, we will be content with these.
- Darby Bible

And having food and raiment, with these let us be content.
- Webster's Bible

and if we have food and clothing, with these we will be satisfied.
- Weymouth Bible

But having food and clothing, we will be content with that.
- World English Bible

But we hauynge foodis, and with what thingus we schulen be hilid, be we paied with these thingis.
- Wycliffe Bible

but having food and raiment -- with these we shall suffice ourselves;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 6:8


6:8 Covering - That is, raiment and an house to cover us. This is all that a Christian needs, and all that his religion allows him to desire.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 6:8


1Ti 6:8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. Having the necessities of life let us be content without piling up wealth.

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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