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1 Timothy 6:1-11 (New International Version)

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1 All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect,1 so that God's name and our teaching may not be slandered.2 2 Those who have believing masters are not to show less respect for them because they are brothers.3 Instead, they are to serve them even better, because those who benefit from their service are believers, and dear to them. These are the things you are to teach and urge on them.4

Love of Money

3 If anyone teaches false doctrines5 and does not agree to the sound instruction6 of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, 4 he is conceited7 and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words8 that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions 5 and constant friction between men of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth9 and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain. 6 But godliness with contentment10 is great gain.11 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.12 8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.13 9 People who want to get rich14 fall into temptation and a trap15 and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money16 is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith17 and pierced themselves with many griefs.18

Paul's Charge to Timothy

11 But you, man of God,19 flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness,20 faith, love,21 endurance and gentleness.
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