Content (to be), Contentment - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Content (to be), Contentment

[ A-1,Verb,G174, arkeo ]
primarily signifies to be sufficient, to be possessed of sufficient strength, to be strong, to be enough for a thing;" hence, "to defend, ward off;" in the Middle Voice, "to be satisfied, contented with," Luke 3:14, with wages; 1 Timothy 6:8, with food and raiment; Hebrews 13:5, with "such things as ye have;" negatively of Diotrephes, in 3 John 1:10, "not content therewith." See ENOUGH, SUFFICE, SUFFICIENT.

[ A-2,Verb,G4909, suneudokeo ]
in 1 Corinthians 7:12-13, RV, signifies "to be content:" See CONSENT, No. 6.

[ B-1,Adjective,G842, autarkes ]
as found in the papyri writings, means "sufficient in oneself" (autos, "self," arkeo, "see" A), "self-sufficient, adequate, needing no assistance;" hence, "content," Philippians 4:11.

[ B-2,Adjective,G2425, hikanos ]
"sufficient," used with poieo, "to do," in Mark 15:15, is translated "to content (the multitude)," i.e., to do sufficient to satisfy them. See ABLE.

[ C-1,Noun,G841, autarkeia ]
"contentment, satisfaction with what one has," is found in 1 Timothy 6:6. For its other meaning "sufficiency," in 2 Corinthians 9:8, See SUFFICIENCY.

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