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 13:5

  • Johannes Botha for verse 5
    I agree and accept this truth thank You Lord for guiding me to this Scripture let me not forget it in Jesus name i pray amen
  • Kg shrestha for verse 5
    As I have been brought up into adulthood through this verse, now its time for me to turn up to my heavenly father and say to him " I shall never leave thee nor forsake thee "....and I look down to my children to repeat the same verse to them!
  • Duane kusler for verse 5
    Is it true that in Koine Greek that when two negatives are side by side as in Heb 13:5-6 that the impact doubles and doubles again in v. 6 so that a believer is secure in Christ to the power of five. So I was taught. dk
  • In this verse he is saying that Jesus will never leave you nor forsake you. Where can I find where Jesus says that?
  • Moses Njenga for verse 5
    Only content person can raise his hands and worship GOD in Truth. covetousness is a spirit from the pit of hell which keeps showing you what you don 't have and blinds a person to what GOD is doing in his or her life.
  • There have been many times I have overcome fear or doubt or worries reading and believing that GOD promised me to never forsake me. What a blessing it is when the Holy Spirit leads you to these wondeeful promises in scipture in the time of need. Thank you Jesus for overcoming the world and being with me always.