lu'-ker, loo'-ker (betsa'>; kerdos):

Literally, "gain" (1 Samuel 8:3; Titus 1:7), hence, in the New Testament always qualified by "filthy" (1 Timothy 3:8, "not greedy of filthy lucre" aischrokerdes; so Titus 1:7). The adverb is found in 1 Peter 5:2 (see also Titus 1:11). In 1 Timothy 3:3, the Revised Version (British and American) changes the King James Version to "no lover of money" (@aphilarguros).

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