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

  • BSP
    In verse 7 it says that we have brought nothing into this world and we can take nothing out. This can help us to keep material things in their proper place.
  • Nicole m. Campbell
    Every day Jesus Christ gives us we are to praise him morning noon night ,before leaving the house we are to consult with Christ Jesus properly dressing our selves with the whole armour of god daily with fasting,prayer,supplications, thanking the lord of lord
  • Florine
    Their no small g in what ever me say when we write God their only one God
  • Phyllisbolton
    Love reading the word of god its food to me that's the only way to stay strong and willing to serve god to the fullness I thank god for all he is to me and all he has done and doing in my life my family life my church life. I just thank god the word says in all things we must give thanks for good and bad we got to say thank u god and I have learn to do that things will come up but thank u god. Yes
  • David henfield
    need sermon out line on 1st timothy chapter 5
  • 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