Philippians 4:11

“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Not that I speake in respect of want: for I haue learned in whatsoeuer state I am, therewith to bee content.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therein to be content.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But I will not say anything about my needs, for I am able, wherever I am, to be dependent on myself.
- Basic English Bible

Not that I speak as regards privation, for as to me *I* have learnt in those circumstances in which I am, to be satisfied in myself.
- Darby Bible

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatever state I am, with that to be content.
- Webster's Bible

I do not refer to this through fear of privation, for (for my part) I have learned, whatever be my outward experiences, to be content.
- Weymouth Bible

Not that I speak in respect to lack, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content in it.
- World English Bible

for Y haue lerud to be sufficient in whiche thingis Y am.
- Wycliffe Bible

not that in respect of want I say [it], for I did learn in the things in which I am -- to be content;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 4:11


4:11 I have learned - From God. He only can teach this. In everything, therewith to be content - Joyfully and thankfully patient. Nothing less is Christian content. We may observe a beautiful gradation in the expressions, I have learned; I know; I am instructed; I can.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 4:11


Php 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want. Lest they should think that he rejoiced because he had been in want, Paul adds for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, [therewith] to be content. He had learned to be content, whatever was his state. He had Christ, and to him Christ was all in all.

Discussion for Philippians 4

  • Lilian
    Thank you Jesus for the blood and for sending us your holy spirit. I pray that i will stop worrying anything instead to pray everything and make my request to be known unto you. Jehova Jireh the Lord my provider Shalom my Peace . Thank you Jesus for your Prophetic words that you gave me i believe your words Father for you are faithful all the time I will rejoice Lord and will praise you forever a
  • Ray321
    Philippians 4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. Paul wanted the Church to do the things that he did. That's why Paul said follow me.
  • BSP
    In verse 12 Paul brought out that no matter if he had an abundance or if he had little, he knew how to be self-sufficient. Verse 13 brings out that no matter the situation, we are given the strength we need by Jehovah God.
  • CarolynH
    I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Well said, I am retiring and will continue to believe on the Word of God forever. This is therapy for my soul, and always remember when we stand with Jesus Christ who is our Lord and Savior we are more than conquerors. "Will not fall for anything." Pray and believe on the Word, Jesus will not fail us. Amen!
  • Lu2677
    1 Timothy 6:6, 6:8. Philippians 4:11,12,13 V.11 "Not that I speak in respect of want:for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content." Be content in plenty and in lack.
  • Kae King
    I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.
    Because Christ strengthens me--I can do all things.
    Everything is accomplished through Christ who strengthens me.
    Fully equipped, I can do all things because of a God who is awesome in every way.
    Accessible, loving, all knowing and faithful--He is with us always--and He strengthens us. Big, Powerful and Present--He loves us! Hallelujah!