But godliness with contentment1 is great gain.27
For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.38
But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.49
People who want to get rich5 fall into temptation and a trap6 and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.
For the love of money7 is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith8 and pierced themselves with many griefs.9
But you, man of God,10 flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness,11 faith, love,12 endurance and gentleness.
Fight the good fight13 of the faith. Take hold of14 the eternal life15 to which you were called when you made your good confession16 in the presence of many witnesses.