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

  • BSP
    Verse 18 urges us to be generous and ready to share. We need to have a good attitude towards sharing.
  • Lu2677
    Bruce, 1 Timothy 6:3-6 Words to consider.
  • BSP
    Verse 8 urges us to be content with the necessities of life. Food, shelter, and clothing.
  • Steve morrow
    1 TIM 6:3 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 6:4 HE IS PROUD --- KNOWING NOTHIG --- BUT DOTING ABOUT QUESTIONS AND STRIFES OF WORDS WHEREOF COMETH ENVY STRIFE RAILINGS EVIL SURMISINGS
  • BSP
    Verse 7 is a good reminder that we came into this world with nothing and we leave this world with nothing. Meditating on this verse should help us to have the right view of material things.
  • Eliiah
    The mouth of the just brings forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out. Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, says the LORD. Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd gave his life for the sheep. And I give unto them eternal life and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves. Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.

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