But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.19
People who want to get rich2 fall into temptation and a trap3 and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.
For the love of money4 is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith5 and pierced themselves with many griefs.6
But you, man of God,7 flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness,8 faith, love,9 endurance and gentleness.
Fight the good fight10 of the faith. Take hold of11 the eternal life12 to which you were called when you made your good confession13 in the presence of many witnesses.