1 Tim. 6:6 KJV (With Strong’s)

de (Greek #1161)
but, and, etc.
KJV usage: also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
Pronounce: deh
Origin: a primary particle (adversative or continuative)
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
eusebeia (Greek #2150)
piety; specially, the gospel scheme
KJV usage: godliness, holiness.
Pronounce: yoo-seb'-i-ah
Origin: from 2152
l with
meta (Greek #3326)
properly, denoting accompaniment; "amid" (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive association, or accusative succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between 575 or 1537 and 1519 or 4314; less intimate than 1722 and less close than 4862)
KJV usage: after(-ward), X that he again, against, among, X and, + follow, hence, hereafter, in, of, (up-)on, + our, X and setting, since, (un-)to, + together, when, with (+ -out). Often used in composition, in substantially the same relations of participation or proximity, and transfer or sequence.
Pronounce: met-ah'
Origin: a primary preposition (often used adverbially)
autarkeia (Greek #841)
self-satisfaction, i.e. (abstractly) contentedness, or (concretely) a competence
KJV usage: contentment, sufficiency.
Pronounce: ow-tar'-ki-ah
Origin: from 842
esti (Greek #2076)
he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are
KJV usage: are, be(-long), call, X can(-not), come, consisteth, X dure for a while, + follow, X have, (that) is (to say), make, meaneth, X must needs, + profit, + remaineth, + wrestle.
Pronounce: es-tee'
Origin: third person singular present indicative of 1510
megas (Greek #3173)
big (literally or figuratively, in a very wide application)
KJV usage: (+ fear) exceedingly, great(-est), high, large, loud, mighty, + (be) sore (afraid), strong, X to years.
Pronounce: meg'-as
Origin: (including the prolonged forms, feminine μεγάλη, plural μεγάλοι, etc.; compare also 3176, 3187)
porismos (Greek #4200)
furnishing (procuring), i.e. (by implication) money-getting (acquisition)
KJV usage: gain.
Pronounce: por-is-mos'
Origin: from a derivative of πόρος (a way, i.e. means)

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Ministry on This Verse

1 Tim. 4:8• 8For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. (1 Tim. 4:8)
Psa. 37:16• 16A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. (Psa. 37:16)
Psa. 84:11• 11For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. (Psa. 84:11)
Prov. 3:13‑18• 13Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
14For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
15She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
16Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honor.
17Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
18She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.
(Prov. 3:13‑18)
Prov. 8:18‑21• 18Riches and honor are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.
19My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.
20I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:
21That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.
(Prov. 8:18‑21)
Prov. 15:16• 16Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith. (Prov. 15:16)
Prov. 16:8• 8Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right. (Prov. 16:8)
Matt. 6:32‑33• 32(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
(Matt. 6:32‑33)
Luke 12:31‑32• 31But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
32Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
(Luke 12:31‑32)
Rom. 5:3‑5• 3And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
4And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
5And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
(Rom. 5:3‑5)
Rom. 8:28• 28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Rom. 8:28)
2 Cor. 4:17‑18• 17For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
18While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
(2 Cor. 4:17‑18)
2 Cor. 5:1• 1For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. (2 Cor. 5:1)
Phil. 1:21• 21For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. (Phil. 1:21)
Heb. 13:5• 5Let 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. (Heb. 13:5)
 Not only that piety is gain, but when accompanied with contentment that trusts God, it is great gain. (Warnings Against Pride of the Flesh and Instruction in Piety by H. Smith)
 "Piety " cherishes confidence in Him, and looks up to Him habitually as One who does not and cannot fail in His gracious consideration of every need, difficulty, and danger, all naked and laid bare to His eyes with whom we have to do. With piety "contentment "* is the fruit of knowing His love and assurance of His will as good, acceptable, and perfect. (On 1 Timothy 6:6-8 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

But piety with contentment *is* great gain.

W. Kelly Translation

But piety with contentment is great gain1.

WK Translation Notes

contentment: The Peschito Syr. seems to take αὐταρκείας in the objective sense of "our sufficiency," or the use of it, a sense no doubt possible, and as in 2 Cor. 9:8 legitimate, but here inconsistent with the scope of this passage. (Exp. of the Two Epist. to Timothy, p.133)