1 Timothy 6:1-11 ESV

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.

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    • q 6:1 - Greek bondservants
      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.

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      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,

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        • r 6:3 - Or healthy
          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,

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          5 and constant friction among people 12who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, 13imagining that godliness is a means of gain.

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          6 Now there is great gain in 14godliness 15with contentment,

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          7 for 16we brought nothing into the world, andc we cannot take anything out of the world.

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            • s 6:7 - Greek for; some manuscripts insert [it is] certain [that]
              8 But 17if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.

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              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.

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              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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              Fight the Good Fight of Faith

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

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