Hebrews 13:5

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let your conuersation bee without couetousnesse: and be content with such things as yee haue. For hee hath said, I will neuer leaue thee, nor forsake thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{Make sure that} your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, "I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Be ye free from the love of money; content with such things as ye have: for himself hath said, I will in no wise fail thee, neither will I in any wise forsake thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be free from the love of money and pleased with the things which you have; for he himself has said, I will be with you at all times.
- Basic English Bible

[Let your] conversation [be] without love of money, satisfied with [your] present circumstances; for *he* has said, I will not leave thee, neither will I forsake thee.
- Darby Bible

Let your manner of life be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
- Webster's Bible

Your lives should be untainted by love for money. Be content with what you have; for God Himself has said, "I will never, never let go your hand: I will never never forsake you."
- Weymouth Bible

Be free from the love of money, content with such things as you have, for he has said, "I will in no way leave you, neither will I in any way forsake you."
- World English Bible

Be youre maneres withoute coueitise, apaied with present thingis; for he seide, Y schal not leeue thee,
- Wycliffe Bible

Without covetousness the behaviour, being content with the things present, for He hath said, `No, I will not leave, no, nor forsake thee,'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 13:5


13:5 He - God. Hath said - To all believers, in saying it to Jacob, Joshua, and Solomon. #Gen 28:15|; Jos 1:5; 1Chr 28:20.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 13:5


Heb 13:5 Without covetousness. Without manifesting a stingy or grasping spirit. For he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. See Jos 1:5. With such an assurance we may well be content with what we have.

Discussion for Hebrews 13

  • Penelope
    We are shown the importance of developing​ brotherly love now, for it will help us during whatever tests and trials we may face in the future.
  • Librarygal143
    Indeed, Almighty Father, thank you!
  • Lilian
    Let your conversation be without covetousness and be content what ye shall have for God promised that i will never leave thee nor forsake thee. Thank you Jesus for your faithful words. You are always with us .Your love mercy and grace are always following me all the days of my life. Thank you and praise you Jesus i love you and help me to be born again in spirit every moment of my life. Amen
  • Steve morrow
    ( a disciple ) heb 13:5 let your conversation be without covetousness and be content with such things as you have for HE hath said I will never leave thee nor forsake thee 1 tim 6:6 but godliness with contentment is great gain
  • Irene123
    V. 10 - At this time, after Jesus' new covenant was now in force, the unbelieving Jews were still (ineffectually) observing the O.T. rituals (which blood could never take away sins, those rituals just rolled them ahead for one year). These Jews had no right, in their unsaved state, to partake of the new covenant altar. There were MANY Jews, i.e. apostles, disciples, that believed, but most not.
  • Felicia
    This is a chap of exhortation encouraging us not to stop entertaining strangers, to remember those that are in bonds, encouraging marriage, not to be covetous, not to follow strange doctrines but to be established in the grace, to be submissive to our rulers etc. And he crowns all that with verses 20-21 my best. That the God of peace make us perfect... To Him be glory for ever and ever. Amen!