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1 Timothy 6:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— but having food and covering we shall be therewith content.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And having food and raiment, with these let us be content.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But having sustenance and covering, we will be content with these.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, having sustenance and covering, we shall be content;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— but having food and raiment—with these we shall suffice ourselves;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But having food and wherewith to be covered, with these we are content.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And hauing food and raiment let vs be therewith content.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Therefore sufficient to us are food and raiment.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Therefore, food and clothing satisfy us.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 1161
{1161} Prime
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
having 2192
{2192} Prime
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
food 1305
{1305} Prime
From a compound of G1223 and G5142; nourishment.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
raiment 4629
{4629} Prime
From a derivative of 'skepas' (a covering; perhaps akin to the base of G4649 through the idea of noticeableness); clothing.
let us be y714
[0714] Standard
Apparently a primary verb (but probably akin to G0142 through the idea of raising a barrier); properly to ward off, that is, (by implication) to avail (figuratively be satisfactory).
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
therewith y5125
[5125] Standard
Dative, plural, masculine or neuter of G3778; to (for, in, with or by) these (persons or things).
content. 714
{0714} Prime
Apparently a primary verb (but probably akin to G0142 through the idea of raising a barrier); properly to ward off, that is, (by implication) to avail (figuratively be satisfactory).
<5701> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 251
(5125) Complement
Dative, plural, masculine or neuter of G3778; to (for, in, with or by) these (persons or things).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Timothy 6:8

_ _ AndGreek, “But.” In contrast to the greedy gain-seekers (1 Timothy 6:5).

_ _ having — so long as we have food. (The Greek expresses “food sufficient in each case for our continually recurring wants” [Alford]). It is implied that we, as believers, shall have this (Isaiah 23:16).

_ _ raimentGreek, “covering”; according to some including a roof to cover us, that is, a dwelling, as well as clothing.

_ _ let us be therewith content — literally, “we shall be sufficiently provided”; “we shall be sufficed” [Alford].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Timothy 6:6-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Timothy 6:8

Covering — That is, raiment and an house to cover us. This is all that a Christian needs, and all that his religion allows him to desire.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Genesis 28:20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,
Genesis 48:15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day,
Deuteronomy 2:7 For the LORD thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the LORD thy God [hath been] with thee; thou hast lacked nothing.
Deuteronomy 8:3-4 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every [word] that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live. ... Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.
Proverbs 27:23-27 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, [and] look well to thy herds. ... And [thou shalt have] goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and [for] the maintenance for thy maidens.
Proverbs 30:8-9 Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: ... Lest I be full, and deny [thee], and say, Who [is] the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God [in vain].
Ecclesiastes 2:24-26 [There is] nothing better for a man, [than] that he should eat and drink, and [that] he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it [was] from the hand of God. ... For [God] giveth to a man that [is] good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to [him that is] good before God. This also [is] vanity and vexation of spirit.
Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 I know that [there is] no good in them, but for [a man] to rejoice, and to do good in his life. ... And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it [is] the gift of God.
Matthew 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.
Matthew 6:25-33 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? ... But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Hebrews 13:5-6 [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. ... So that we may boldly say, The Lord [is] my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
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Gn 28:20; 48:15. Dt 2:7; 8:3. Pv 27:23; 30:8. Ec 2:24; 3:12. Mt 6:11, 25. He 13:5.

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