|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (a.) Contained within limits; hence, having the desires limited by that which one has; not disposed to repine or grumble; satisfied; contented; at rest.
2. (n.) That which is contained; the thing or things held by a receptacle or included within specified limits; as, the contents of a cask or bale or of a room; the contents of a book.
3. (n.) Power of containing; capacity; extent; size.
4. (n.) Area or quantity of space or matter contained within certain limits; as, solid contents; superficial contents.
5. (v.) To satisfy the desires of; to make easy in any situation; to appease or quiet; to gratify; to please.
6. (v.) To satisfy the expectations of; to pay; to requite.
7. (n.) Rest or quietness of the mind in one's present condition; freedom from discontent; satisfaction; contentment; moderate happiness.
8. (n.) Acquiescence without examination.
9. (n.) That which contents or satisfies; that which if attained would make one happy.
10. (n.) An expression of assent to a bill or motion; an affirmative vote; also, a member who votes Content..
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
kon-tent', kon-tent'-ment (ya`al; 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 (1 Timothy 6:6) is more inward than satisfaction; the former is a habit or permanent state of mind, the latter has to do with some particular occurrence or object.
Content (30 Occurrences)
Mark 15:15 And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Luke 3:14 Soldiers also asked him, saying, "What about us? What must we do?" He said to them, "Extort from no one by violence, neither accuse anyone wrongfully. Be content with your wages." (WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 12:16 Have full sympathy with one another. Do not give your mind to high things, but let humble ways content you. Do not be wise in your own conceits. (WEY)
1 Corinthians 7:12 But to the rest I-not the Lord-say, if any brother has an unbelieving wife, and she is content to live with him, let him not leave her. (WEB ASV)
1 Corinthians 7:13 The woman who has an unbelieving husband, and he is content to live with her, let her not leave her husband. (WEB ASV)
1 Corinthians 14:34 Let married women be silent in the Churches, for they are not permitted to speak. They must be content with a subordinate place, as the Law also says; (WEY)
2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then am I strong. (See NAS RSV)
Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in respect to lack, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content in it. (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Philippians 4:12 I know how to be humbled, and I know also how to abound. In everything and in all things I have learned the secret both to be filled and to be hungry, both to abound and to be in need. (See NIV)
1 Timothy 6:8 But having food and clothing, we will be content with that. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 13:5 Be free from the love of money, content with such things as you have, for he has said, "I will in no way leave you, neither will I in any way forsake you." (WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
3 John 1:10 Therefore, if I come, I will call attention to his deeds which he does, unjustly accusing us with wicked words. Not content with this, neither does he himself receive the brothers, and those who would, he forbids and throws out of the assembly. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Genesis 37:27 Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brethren were content. (KJV WBS)
Exodus 2:21 Moses was content to dwell with the man. He gave Moses Zipporah, his daughter. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS RSV)
Leviticus 10:20 And when Moses heard that, he was content. (KJV WBS RSV)
Joshua 7:7 Joshua said, "Alas, Lord Yahweh, why have you brought this people over the Jordan at all, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to cause us to perish? I wish that we had been content and lived beyond the Jordan! (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV NIV)
Judges 17:11 The Levite was content to dwell with the man; and the young man was to him as one of his sons. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)
Judges 19:6 And they sat down, and did eat and drink both of them together: for the damsel's father had said unto the man, Be content, I pray thee, and tarry all night, and let thine heart be merry. (KJV JPS WBS)
2 Kings 6:3 And one said, Be content, I pray thee, and go with thy servants. And he answered, I will go. (KJV JPS WBS)
2 Kings 14:10 You have indeed struck Edom, and your heart has lifted you up. Enjoy the glory of it, and stay at home; for why should you meddle to your harm, that you should fall, even you, and Judah with you?" (See RSV)
Job 39:9 "Will the wild ox be content to serve you? Or will he stay by your feeding trough? (WEB ASV)
Proverbs 6:35 He won't regard any ransom, neither will he rest content, though you give many gifts. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
Proverbs 13:25 The upright man has food to the full measure of his desire, but there will be no food for the stomach of evil-doers. (See NIV)
Proverbs 19:23 The fear of Yahweh leads to life, then contentment; he rests and will not be touched by trouble. (Root in WEB NIV)
Ecclesiastes 4:8 There is one that is alone, and he hath not a second; yea, he hath neither son nor brother; yet is there no end of all his labour, neither is his eye satisfied with riches: 'for whom then do I labour, and bereave my soul of pleasure?' This also is vanity, yea, it is a grievous business. (See NIV)
Isaiah 27:8 In measure, when thou sendest them away, thou dost content with them; he hath removed 'them' with his rough blast in the day of the east wind. (ASV)
Isaiah 50:8 He is near that justifieth me; who will content with me? let us stand up together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me. (ASV)
Ezekiel 16:47 Yet have you not walked in their ways, nor done after their abominations; but, as if that were a very little thing, you were more corrupt than they in all your ways. (See RSV)
Hosea 5:11 Ephraim is oppressed, he is crushed in judgment; because he was content to walk after 'man's' command. (ASV)
Amos 7:4 Thus the Lord Jehovah showed me: and, behold, the Lord Jehovah called to content by fire; and it devoured the great deep, and would have eaten up the land. (ASV)