Not that I speak regarding need, for I have learned in what things I am to be content.
in toil and hardship, in frequent sleeplessness, in hunger and thirst, in frequent fasts, in cold and nakedness.
But indeed therefore I even consider all things to be loss because of the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, because of whom I suffered the loss of all things, and consider them to be rubbish, so that I may gain C
But piety with contentment is great gain,
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,
Be not therefore anxious, saying, What may we eat? or, What may we drink? or, What may we wear?
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that although he was rich he became poor for your sakes, so that by that man's poverty ye might become rich.
And God is able to abound all grace for you, so that always in everything having all sufficiency, ye may abound for every good work,
For ye were both compassionate about my bonds, and ye accepted with joy the plundering of your possessions, knowing yourselves to have a superior and an enduring existence in the heavens.
The Way of life is to be without love of money, being content with the things that are present, for he has said, I will, no, not leave thee, and also, I will, no, not forsake thee.
And men who were soldiers also questioned him, saying, And we, what should we do? And he said to them, Do violence to no man, nor accuse falsely, and be content with your wages.
As far as the present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are ill clothed, and are treated roughly, and are homeless.
as grieving, but always rejoicing; as poor, but making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.