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

  • BSP
    Verse 4: Marriage is a sacred arrangement and it should be treated as such. Marriage mates should be loyal to each other and take great care to make sure that their marriage thrives.
  • Joel
    Keyverse 13:8 Jesus the same forever.We hold sound doctrine.Our heart established w/grace;not meats("works"),which do not profit.Those serving the tabernacle have no place at our altar.The blood of beasts was sprinkled in sanctuary, bodies burned w/o camp. Jesus sanctifies people with his blood suffered w/o gate. Let's bear His reproach w/o gate. We have no continuing city, but the heavenly one.
  • BettyG
    They wrest the scriptures to their own destrction
  • Servant of God
    Irene, you have no cause to judge which sacrifice is just before God. At least their sacrifice is tangible. The Chistian may or may not offer anything. At any rate, God is a heart knower and is aware of what your offering is. You think your salvation is secure and you are forgiven just because of faith, that your belief is enough? You had better read the OT as well! Get the whole truth! Yes?
  • BSP
    Verse 16: We must not forget to do good to others.
  • 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.