he is conceited1 and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words2 that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions
and constant friction between men of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth3 and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.
But godliness with contentment4 is great gain.57
For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.68
But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.79
People who want to get rich8 fall into temptation and a trap9 and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.
For the love of money10 is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith11 and pierced themselves with many griefs.12