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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Content; Contentment
Content; Contentment The Heb. yā’al is used in the somewhat stylized expression “content to dwell” in Ex. 2:21; Josh. 7:7; Jgs. 17:11, where it means little more than “be willing,” “agree,” “be (so) disposed.” In Lev. 10:20, “content” translates yāṭaḇ be‘ênê, “be good in the eyes”; the NEB has
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CONTENT; CONTENTMENT
CONTENT; CONTENTMENT<kon-tent’>, <kon-tent’-ment> ([יַעַל‎, yàal]; [ἀρκέω, arkeo]): To be free from care because of satisfaction with what is already one’s own. The Hebrew means simply “to be pleased.” The Greek brings out the full force of the word in 1 Timothy 6:8; Hebrews 13:5. Contentment
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Content, Contentment
CONTENT, kon-tentʹ, CONTENTMENT, kon-tentʹment (יַעַל‎, ya‛al; ἀρκέω, arkéō): To be free from care because of satisfaction with what is already one’s own. The Heb means simply “to be pleased.” The Gr brings out the full force of the word in 1 Tim 6:8; He 13:5. Contentment (1 Tim 6:6) is more inward
Key passages
Lk 3:14

And those who served in the army were also asking him, saying, “What should we also do?” And he said to them, “Extort from no one, and do not blackmail anyone, and be content with your pay.”

1 Ti 6:6–8

But godliness with contentment is a great means of gain. For we have brought nothing into the world, so that neither can we bring anything out. But if we have food and clothing, with these things we will be content.

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