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1 Timothy 6:8

    1 Timothy 6:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    but having food and covering we shall be therewith content.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But if we have food and a roof over us, let that be enough.

    Webster's Revision

    but having food and covering we shall be therewith content.

    World English Bible

    But having food and clothing, we will be content with that.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    but having food and covering we shall be therewith content.

    Definitions for 1 Timothy 6:8

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.
    Raiment - Clothing; apparel; covering.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Timothy 6:8

    Having food and raiment, let us be therewith content - Αρκεσθησομεθα· Let us consider this a competency. And it is evident that the apostle considers this a competency, and by these words explains what he said 1 Timothy 6:6.

    The word ακεπασματα, which we translate raiment, signifies covering in general; and here means house or lodging, as well as clothing.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Timothy 6:8

    And having food and raiment - Food and raiment, here, seem to be used to denote supplies for our needs in general. It is not uncommon to denote the whole by a part, and, as these are the principal things which we really need, and without which life could not be sustained, the apostle uses the phrase to denote all that is really necessary for us. We cannot suppose that he would forbid a desire of a comfortable habitation, or of the means of knowledge, or of conveniences for worshipping God, etc. The idea is, that having those flyings which meet the actual necessities of our nature, and save us from distress, we should not strive after "uncertain riches," or make wealth the object of our anxious pursuit; compare notes on Philippians 4:11-12.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Timothy 6:8

    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.