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

  • A disciple
    The wealthiest person in God's view, is the one who gives from out of what costs him the most to give! Rich people may "give" a lot; but they only give out of their abundance; and not out of their livelihood. Whether its money or physical necessities, or one's own personal rights and reputation; the things that cost the most to sacrifice, ARE the most valuable; and God will pay His workers well!
  • Mainasara Noma
    I think what the writer of this book was moved by the Spirit to write is fully captured in chapter 4.
    Am concentrate on vrs. 18, which shows a wealthy church, that is fully contented in all things, and shares all things in common with the saints that are in need. Lesson learned is that I should seek to trust God with my need, and be grateful always!!!
  • Sylvia
    Our God is an awesome God. HE reigns from the heavens above. "Rejoice in the LORD always again I say Rejoice" Phil. 4:4. HALLELUJAH!! HE is worthy to be praised.
  • Irene123
    V. 8 - His Word is - True, Honest, Just, Pure, Lovely, of Good report, of Virtue, Worthy of our Praise
    THINK ON HIS WORD
  • Banopwa
    The word is God, and also life to me. thank God for reaching us in this way!
  • OLUGBENGA BAKRE
    Jesus said to who has more shall be giving, therefore if you are joyful you get more Joy and will be able to state your case with God for answers. Being sad magnetise curses Malachi 2:2, Deut 28:47-48 rather with Joy shall you draw water out of the wells of salvation Isaiah 12:3. It is therefore good to know that this is a MASTER KEY FOR PRAYERS TO BE ANSWERED it is a COMMAND phil 4:4-7 Rejoice.