842. autarkés
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autarkés: self-sufficient, sufficient
Original Word: αὐτάρκης, ες
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: autarkés
Phonetic Spelling: (ow-tar'-kace)
Short Definition: self-sufficient, contented, satisfied
Definition: self-sufficient, contented, satisfied, independent.

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Cognate: 842 autárkēs (the adjectival form of 841 /autárkeia, "contentment") – properly, self-sufficient, content in the sense of being satisfied because living in God's content (fulness). This inward sufficiency is as valid in "low times" (suffering) as in "high times" (temporal prosperity). See 841 (autarkeia).

842 /autárkēs ("sufficiency within") occurs only in Phil 4:11 where it refers to positive self-sufficiency (inward adequacy) – i.e. that comes through the indwelling power of Christ.

[842 (autárkēs) comes from autos ("self") and arkein ("sufficient") meaning "self"-sufficiency, which is entirely God-produced.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from autos and arkeó
self-sufficient, sufficient
NASB Translation
content (1).

STRONGS NT 842: αὐτάρκης

αὐτάρκης (on the accent see Chandler § 705), ἀυταρκες, (αὐτός, ἀρκέω) (from Aeschylus down), "sufficient for oneself, strong enough or possessing enough to need no aid or support; independent of external circumstances"; often in Greek writings from (Aeschylus and) Herodotus 1, 32 down. Subjectively, contented with one's lot, with one's means, though the slenderest: Philippians 4:11 (so Sir. 40:18; Polybius 6, 48, 7; (Diogenes Laërtius 2, 24 of Socrates, αὐτάρκης καί σεμνός). (Cf. αὐτάρκεια).


From autos and arkeo; self-complacent, i.e. Contented -- content.

see GREEK autos

see GREEK arkeo

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