1 Timothy 6:4-11 NIV

4 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

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5 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.

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6 But godliness with contentment4 is great gain.5

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7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.6

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8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.7

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9 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.

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10 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

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Paul's Charge to Timothy

11 But you, man of God,13 flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness,14 faith, love,15 endurance and gentleness.

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