1 Timothy 6:10
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New International Version
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

New Living Translation
For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.

English Standard Version
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

Berean Study Bible
For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. By craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.

Berean Literal Bible
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils, which some, stretching after, have been seduced away from the faith and have pierced themselves with many sorrows.

New American Standard Bible
For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

King James Bible
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and by craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains.

International Standard Version
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, in their eagerness to get rich, have wandered away from the faith and caused themselves a lot of pain.

NET Bible
For the love of money is the root of all evils. Some people in reaching for it have strayed from the faith and stabbed themselves with many pains.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the root of all these evils is the love of money, and there are some who have desired it and have erred from the faith and have brought themselves many miseries.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Certainly, the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Some people who have set their hearts on getting rich have wandered away from the Christian faith and have caused themselves a lot of grief.

New American Standard 1977
For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith, and pierced themselves with many a pang.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the love of money is the root of all evil, which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

King James 2000 Bible
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

American King James Version
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

American Standard Version
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil: which some reaching after have been led astray from the faith, and have pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the desire of money is the root of all evils; which some coveting have erred from the faith, and have entangled themselves in many sorrows.

Darby Bible Translation
For the love of money is [the] root of every evil; which some having aspired after, have wandered from the faith, and pierced themselves with many sorrows.

English Revised Version
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil: which some reaching after have been led astray from the faith, and have pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some have coveted, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Weymouth New Testament
For from love of money all sorts of evils arise; and some have so hankered after money as to be led astray from the faith and be pierced through with countless sorrows.

World English Bible
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some have been led astray from the faith in their greed, and have pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Young's Literal Translation
for a root of all the evils is the love of money, which certain longing for did go astray from the faith, and themselves did pierce through with many sorrows;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:6-10 Those that make a trade of Christianity to serve their turn for this world, will be disappointed; but those who mind it as their calling, will find it has the promise of the life that now is, as well as of that which is to come. He that is godly, is sure to be happy in another world; and if contented with his condition in this world, he has enough; and all truly godly people are content. When brought into the greatest straits, we cannot be poorer than when we came into this world; a shroud, a coffin, and a grave, are all that the richest man in the world can have from all his wealth. If nature should be content with a little, grace should be content with less. The necessaries of life bound a true Christian's desires, and with these he will endeavour to be content. We see here the evil of covetousness. It is not said, they that are rich, but they will be rich; who place their happiness in wealth, and are eager and determined in the pursuit. Those that are such, give to Satan the opportunity of tempting them, leading them to use dishonest means, and other bad practices, to add to their gains. Also, leading into so many employments, and such a hurry of business, as leave no time or inclination for spiritual religion; leading to connexions that draw into sin and folly. What sins will not men be drawn into by the love of money! People may have money, and yet not love it; but if they love it, this will push them on to all evil. Every sort of wickedness and vice, in one way or another, grows from the love of money. We cannot look around without perceiving many proofs of this, especially in a day of outward prosperity, great expenses, and loose profession.
Study Bible
Contentment in Godliness
9Those who want to be rich, however, fall into temptation and become ensnared by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. 10For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. By craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows. 11But you, O man of God, flee from these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.…
Cross References
Joshua 7:21
when I saw among the spoil a beautiful mantle from Shinar and two hundred shekels of silver and a bar of gold fifty shekels in weight, then I coveted them and took them; and behold, they are concealed in the earth inside my tent with the silver underneath it."

Psalm 62:10
Do not trust in oppression And do not vainly hope in robbery; If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them.

Proverbs 15:27
He who profits illicitly troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live.

Ecclesiastes 2:19
And who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have control over all the fruit of my labor for which I have labored by acting wisely under the sun. This too is vanity.

Matthew 6:19
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.

Matthew 13:22
The seed sown among the thorns is the one who hears the word, but the worries of this world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

Mark 4:19
but the cares of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth, and the desire for other things come in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

Colossians 3:5
Put to death, therefore, the components of your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires, and greed, which is idolatry.

1 Timothy 3:3
not dependent on wine, not violent but gentle, peaceable, and free of the love of money.

1 Timothy 6:9
Those who want to be rich, however, fall into temptation and become ensnared by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction.
Treasury of Scripture

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

the love.

Genesis 34:23,24 Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of theirs …

Genesis 38:16 And he turned to her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray you, let …

Exodus 23:7,8 Keep you far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous …

Deuteronomy 16:19 You shall not wrest judgment; you shall not respect persons, neither …

Deuteronomy 23:4,5,18 Because they met you not with bread and with water in the way, when …

Judges 17:10,11 And Micah said to him, Dwell with me, and be to me a father and a …

Judges 18:19,20,29-31 And they said to him, Hold your peace, lay your hand on your mouth, …

2 Samuel 4:10,11 When one told me, saying, Behold, Saul is dead, thinking to have …

Proverbs 1:19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which takes …

Isaiah 1:23 Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one …

Isaiah 56:11 Yes, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are …

Jeremiah 5:27 As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore …

Jeremiah 5:28 They are waxen fat, they shine: yes, they overpass the deeds of the …

Ezekiel 13:19 And will you pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and …

Ezekiel 16:33 They give gifts to all whores: but you give your gifts to all your …

Ezekiel 22:12 In you have they taken gifts to shed blood; you have taken usury and increase…

Micah 3:11 The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach …

Micah 7:3,4 That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, …

Malachi 1:10 Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nothing? …

Matthew 23:14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widows' …

Acts 1:16-19 Men and brothers, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled…

Titus 1:11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching …

Revelation 18:13 And cinnamon, and odors, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, …

coveted.

1 Timothy 6:21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with you. Amen.

2 Timothy 4:10 For Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is …

Jude 1:11 Woe to them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily …

Revelation 2:14,15 But I have a few things against you, because you have there them …

erred. or, been seduced. and pierced.

Genesis 29:14,26,31 And Laban said to him, Surely you are my bone and my flesh. And he …

2 Kings 5:27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall stick to you, and to your seed for ever…

Psalm 32:10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusts in the LORD, …

Proverbs 1:31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled …

2 Peter 2:7,8 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked…

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