Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatever state I am, therewith to be content.
When Archbishop Leighton lost his patrimony by failure of a merchant, he only said: "The little that was in Mr. E—'s hands hath failed me, but I shall either have no need of it, or be supplied in some other way," On his brother-in-law expressing surprise that he took the matter so easily, he answered: "If when the Duke of Newcastle, after loosing nineteen times as much of yearly income, can dance and sing, the solid hopes of Christianity will not support us, we had better be in another world."
(Sunday at Home.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
WEB: Not that I speak in respect to lack, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content in it.