1 Timothy 6:6-16 NIV

6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.

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

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

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9 Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.

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10 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.

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Final Charge to Timothy

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

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      12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession 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 Pilate made the good confession, I charge you

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

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      15 which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords,

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      16 who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.

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