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

  • 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!
  • John Garrett
    Through Christ, I can do all things which strengthen me.
  • Olu Adigun
    Dear beloved, I'm praying in agreement with you that God will move to sort your mortgage issues out. Remember that 'the eternal God is your Refuge and underneath you are the everlasting Arms' (Deuteronomy 33: 27) I'm sensing God saying, 'I've got this!' Come on, praiiiise the LORD!
  • Jhoilman
    Verse 6 jumped out at me this morning as I was reading I know that God doesn't put more us than we can bare, but I feel that sometimes He lets things happen to get our attention. I am going through a dark valley with our mortgage company. My prayer life wasn't what it should be and this verse as well as others may me wake up and say listen. God knows all and He just wants you to come and ask.
  • Wayne
    V. 7, And the peace of God that passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
  • Steve morrow
    ecclesiastes 7:19 wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city proverbs 24:5 a wise man is strong yea a man of knowledge increaseth strength 1 peter 5:10 but the GOD of all grace who hath called us unto HIS eternal glory by CHRIST JESUS after that you have suffered a while make you perfect stablish strengthen settle you 2 Corinthians 12:9 and HE said ---MY---grace is sufficient for thee for MY strength is made perfect in weakness most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities that the power of CHRIST may rest upon me psalm 31:24 be of good courage and HE shall strengthen your heart all you that hope in the LORD PSALM 119:28 MY SOUL MELTETH FOR HEAVINESS STRENGTHEN THOU ME ACCORDING UNTO THY WORD