1 Timothy 6:5-15 NIV

5 and constant friction between men of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth1 and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.

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6 But godliness with contentment2 is great gain.3

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7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.4

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8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.5

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9 People who want to get rich6 fall into temptation and a trap7 and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.

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10 For the love of money8 is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith9 and pierced themselves with many griefs.10

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Paul's Charge to Timothy

11 But you, man of God,11 flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness,12 faith, love,13 endurance and gentleness.

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      12 Fight the good fight14 of the faith. Take hold of15 the eternal life16 to which you were called when you made your good confession17 in the presence of many witnesses.

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      13 In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate18 made the good confession,19 I charge you20

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      14 to keep this command without spot or blame21 until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,22

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      15 which God will bring about in his own time23--God, the blessed24 and only Ruler,25 the King of kings and Lord of lords,26

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