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1 Timothy 6:3-10 (New International Version)

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Love of Money

3 If anyone teaches false doctrines1 and does not agree to the sound instruction2 of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, 4 he is conceited3 and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words4 that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions 5 and constant friction between men of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth5 and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain. 6 But godliness with contentment6 is great gain.7 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.8 8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.9 9 People who want to get rich10 fall into temptation and a trap11 and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money12 is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith13 and pierced themselves with many griefs.14
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