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

  • Eliiah
    The mouth of the just brings forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out. Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, says the LORD. Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd gave his life for the sheep. And I give unto them eternal life and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves. Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.
  • Eliiah
    Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In TITHES and OFFERINGS. Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD: Thus says the Lord GOD: Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is NONE that does good, no, not one. A voice of the cry of the shepherds, and an howling of the principal of the flock, shall be heard: for the LORD hath spoiled their pasture. And the shepherds shall have no way to flee, nor the principal of the flock to escape. For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered. Howl, ye shepherds, and cry and wallow yourselves in the ashes, ye principal of the flock: for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished and ye shall fall like a pleasant vessel. Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.
  • Eliiah
    These things have you done, and I kept silence: you thought that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes. Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I, even I, am against thee, and will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations. Howl ye for the day of the LORD is at hand: it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. The priests said not, Where is the LORD? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit. I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed. Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against the shepherds and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock: neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more: for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them. Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! SAYS the LORD. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? Thus says the LORD: A sword, a sword is sharpened, and also furbished: Howl ye, Woe worth the day! I am he that lives, and was dead and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen, and have the keys of hell and of death.
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 1:3 IT SEEMED GOOD TO ME ALSO HAVING HAD PERFECT UNDERSTANDING OF ALL THINGS FROM THE VERY FIRST TO WRITE UNTO THEE IN ORDER MOST EXCELLENT THEOPHILUS 1:4 THAT THOU MIGHTEST KNOW THE CERTAINTY OF THOSE THINGS WHEREIN THOU HAST BEEN INSTRUCTED LUKE 6:38 GIVE AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN UNTO YOU GOOD MEASURE PRESSED DOWN AND SHAKEN TOGETHER AND RUNNING OVER SHALL MEN GIVE UNTO YOUR BOSOM FOR WITH THE SAME MEASURE THAT YOU METE WITHAL IT SHALL BE MEASURED TO YOU AGAIN 2 CORINTHIANS 8:12 FOR IF THERE BE FIRST A WILLING MIND IT IS ACCEPTED ACCORDING TO THAT A MAN HATH AND NOT ACCORDING TO THAT HE HATH NOT 8:13 FOR I MEAN NOT THAT OTHER MEN BE EASED AND YOU BURDENED 8:14 BUT BY AN EQUALITY THAT NOW AT THIS TIME YOUR ABUNDANCE MAY BE A SUPPLY FOR THEIR WANT THAT THEIR ABUNDANCE ALSO MAY BE A SUPPLY FOR YOUR WANT THAT THERE MAY BE EQUALITY ROMANS 12:13 DISTRIBUTING TO THE NECESSITY OF THE SAINTS GIVEN TO HOSPITALITY
  • MISSIONARY PASTOR TIMOTHY MUSAU
    MONEY IS NOT EVIL ITSELF BUT "LOVING" THE MONEY IS WHAT IS EVIL, WE OUGHT TO LOVE THE LORD OUR GOD ABOVE ALL THINGS BECOUSE IT IS HE WHO GIVES US POWER TO GET WEALTH.
  • Steve morrow
    20:35 I HAVE SHOWED YOU ALL THINGS HOW THAT SO LABORING YOU OUGHT TO SUPPORT THE WEAK AND TO REMEMBER THE WORDS OF THE LORD JESUS HOW HE SAID IT IS MORE BLESSED TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE luke 6:30 give to every man that asketh of thee and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again acts 2:44 and all that believed were together and had all things common 45 and sold their possessions and goods and parted them to all men as every man had need LUKE 6:35 BUT LOVE YOUR ENEMIES AND DO GOOD AND LEND HOPING FOR NOTHING AGAIN AND YOUR REWARD SHALL BE GREAT AND YOU SHALL BE THE CHILDREN OF THE HIGHEST FOR HE IS KIND UNTO THE UNTHANKFUL AND TO THE EVIL LUKE 19:8 AND ZACCHAEUS STOOD AND SAID BEHOLD LORD THE HALF OF MY GOODS I GIVE TO THE POOR AND IF I HAVE TAKEN ANY THING FROM ANY MAN BY FALSE ACCUSATION I RESTORE HIM FOURFOLD 9 AND JESUS SAID UNTO HIM THIS DAY IS SALVATION COME TO THIS HOUSE FORSOMUCH AS HE ALSO IS A SON OF ABRAHAM