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Money, Love Of

MONEY, LOVE OF

(philarguria, 1 Timothy 6:10, literally, "love of silver"; compare corresponding "lovers of money" (Luke 16:14; 2 Timothy 3:2), equivalent to "avarice"):

The vice that seeks to retain and hoard all that is acquired (Trench, Synonyms of the New Testament, xxiv); described as "a root of all kinds of evil."

See also COVETOUSNESS.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'MONEY, LOVE OF'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.