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1 Timothy 6:1-11 (English Standard Version)

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1 1Let all who are under a yoke as slavesa regard their own masters as worthy of all honor, 2so that the name of God and the teaching may not be reviled. 2 Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful on the ground that they are 3brothers; rather they must serve all the better since those who benefit by their good service are believers and beloved. 4Teach and urge these things. 3 If anyone 5teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with 6the soundb words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching 7that accords with godliness, 4 8he is puffed up with conceit and 9understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for 10controversy and for 11quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, 5 and constant friction among people 12who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, 13imagining that godliness is a means of gain. 6 Now there is great gain in 14godliness 15with contentment, 7 for 16we brought nothing into the world, andc we cannot take anything out of the world. 8 But 17if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 9 But 18those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, 19into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that 20plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of 21all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

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11 But as for you, 22O man of God, 23flee these things. 24Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.
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