1 Timothy 6:10

“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the loue of money is the root of all euill, which while some coueted after, they haue erred from the faith, and pierced themselues through with many sorrowes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil: which some reaching after have been led astray from the faith, and have pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the love of money is a root of all evil: and some whose hearts were fixed on it have been turned away from the faith, and been wounded with unnumbered sorrows.
- Basic English Bible

For the love of money is [the] root of every evil; which some having aspired after, have wandered from the faith, and pierced themselves with many sorrows.
- Darby Bible

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some have coveted, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
- Webster's Bible

For from love of money all sorts of evils arise; and some have so hankered after money as to be led astray from the faith and be pierced through with countless sorrows.
- Weymouth Bible

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some have been led astray from the faith in their greed, and have pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
- World English Bible

For the rote of alle yuelis is coueytise, which summen coueitinge erriden fro the feith, and bisettiden hem with many sorewis.
- Wycliffe Bible

for a root of all the evils is the love of money, which certain longing for did go astray from the faith, and themselves did pierce through with many sorrows;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 6:10


6:10 Love of money - Commonly called prudent care of what a man has. Is the root - The parent of all manner of evils. Which some coveting have erred - Literally, missed the mark. They aimed not at faith, but at something else. And pierced themselves with many sorrows - From a guilty conscience, tormenting passions, desires contrary to reason, religion, and one another. How cruel are worldly men to themselves!


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 6:10


1Ti 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil. Not the money itself, which if used as by a steward of God is a blessing, so much as the love of it. This greedy love is the source of every sin. Men murder, cheat, lie, rob, run saloons, gambling houses, brothels, all for the love of money. For love of money Judas sold his Master. Some . . . have erred from the faith. Have wandered from the faith through the love of money. Judas is one example.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 6

  • Geraldine cole
    I think the word of Jesus Christ is OWESOME their is nothing like the word sharper than we no more powerful than our mind think and when we obey the word of Christ Jesus will bless us so we want have room for the blessing he gives us Just No brother sister u are Love a lot u see Jesus love US so much he died for us .the devil can do nothing to us unless Jesus and we Allows it .rejoyce and be glade Amen
  • Sherrie Bronson
    I tell you the truth, every time We (I) think God is being silent, for reasons He knows; He comes along and say, show, or do something so mind blowing, until the mind can't comprehend at all.
    And that's when the Holy Spirit comes in so pronounced with the Holy revelation of all the natural mind had to just step aside. I now am lifted to clarity and a much needed refreshing.
  • John abongo
    To me, i think serving God pays. Because God says do this and he will this for you.
  • Yaa
    Contentment is resting in who you are, who you have and what you have. If you know you have Christ then there is a hope of glory so you will not be anxious and you will be free from worry. For with Him you are more than the wealthiest man. I pray that we know who we are in Christ Jesus. Amen
  • Joyce Ballentine
    BY FAITH Jesus ENDURED EVERY PAIN AND DISAPPOINTMENT FROM MAN CAUSE HE NEW HIS FATHER WAS GOOD AND FAITHFUL! THATS WHY WE AS BELIEVERS TODAY MUST FIGHT THIS GOOD FIGHT BECAUSE JESUS FOUGHT FOR OUR SALVATION! BUT WE MUST FIGHT WITH FAITH IN OUR GOD IN HEAVEN! WE CANT FIGHT BY SIGHT CAUSE SIGHT WILL CAUSE US TO GIVE UP AND WORRY OURSELVES TO DEATH! BY FAITH OUR MARRIAGES WILL BE STRONG, BY FAITH THAT NEW JOB IS COMING, BY FAITH OUR BODIES WILL BE HEALED, BY FAITH OUR FINANCES WILL BE STRONG, BY FAITH WE WILL BE ABLE TO LOVE OUR ENEMIES, BY FAITH WE WILL BE ABLE TO FORGIVE, AND BY FAITH WE WILL HAVE ETERNAL LIFE! IF U FEEL LIKE GIVEN UP TODAY JUST KEEP FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH CAUSE HE WILL MAKE A WAY OUT OF NO WAY! NOW UNTO HIM WHO IS ABLE TO KEEP US FROM FALLING AMEN! GLORY BE TO GOD!!!
  • MockingBird for verse 10
    The LOVE of the money is the root of ALL evil : Money is not evil : The LOVE of it is : When we I seek the face of God of where the money should go and how to handle and obey His leading then we I will prosper : Make me neither rich nor poor : But to live in such a way that pleases my Lord God Almighty that provides all for us me.