1 Timothy 6:10

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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 Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of 1 Timothy 6:10

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


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.


Comments for 1 Timothy 6:10

MockingBird's comment on 2015-08-09 07:24:09:

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.


Marilyn Stevens's comment on 2015-08-09 06:31:13:

If a person places their desire to have more money first in their lives, they are choosing not to put God first. When this happens their minds loose focus on God's will for their lives. Their focus is then easily pulled towards evil easy ways to obtain more money.


Daniel Kavoi's comment on 2015-05-09 23:48:55:

The love for money goes beyond the need for money. Only God can help our hearts to keep our priorities right but it must be a work we do on ourselves by understanding our needs, that God provides it to us for our good, that we dont have extort others because of it.


Winston's comment on 2014-05-12 11:49:14:

I thank you have put money in its proper place the problem is that some people try too solve money with every thing and you cannot do that. first mosthigh must come and center point blank.


BrianS's comment on 2013-12-11 07:05:30:

I pray for my family and for myself that we can all live lives worthy of earning a place in heaven. It is hard to get ahead in this life especially if you are not fortunate to have a college degree or have a low paying job and can barely pay rent. I pray that people realize not everyone is as fortunate as they are and while money takes away a lot of worries it cannot make them truly happy. Only love for one another can do this. And so I pray for love and peace and happiness on earth and that everyone one earth can have
these things. God will take care of the rest.


Donatus Christain Chiwendu.'s comment on 2013-11-16 00:17:47:

Halaluyah! The scripture has made it known to us that the power of greed and the love of money hanker our lives to all kind of evil which ends in brutality and as well hell. We are ment to understand that, it is the love bestow on money not money itself, for the book of ecclesiastis 10 vers 19. Says that money answereth all things, that means that money is good but not for love. God bless you.


BSP's comment on 2013-10-02 20:15:10:

I enjoy this scripture because it shows how the love of money leads to all types of evil. People murder for money, steal for money, lie for money, sell themselves for money, betray their friends and family for money and so many other evil things. Money in itself is not bad. In fact Ecclesiastes 7:12 brings out how money is a protection. It's when people place the love of money above all else that leads to the various types of evil.


Christy Nicholas's comment on 2013-08-08 07:30:45:

I Think GoD realy LUV us his children, and he want us to forget about worthy things and serve him, in truth and in spirit, may our Lord Jesus Christ help us, to do his will, Amen


Shubhra Singh's comment on 2013-02-03 04:42:06:

i love the bible because i love JESUS CHRIST


DAVID's comment on 2013-01-10 13:53:39:

This is of a truth! Many of God’s creation disregard or neglect his will, to do their own will and chase after money. And for their greediness of gain, God takes his spirit far away from them. For example: Yolanda Adams, Mary Mary, and much much more people, who, desire the worship building to look good, have chased the money for it! We are far from God! God said in Isaiah 54:8-9, my ways are not your ways, and my thoughts are not your thoughts, (verse 9), for as the heavens are higher than the earth so are my ways higher than your ways!!! God is telling us, while your mind is stuck on earthly things, such as: the worship building/or most call church, I send my people on a mission to tell my people about me, that they may turn from their ways to the living God and be healed (2 Chronicles 7:14, Ezekiel 33:8). Because God's wrath and anger is kindled/or started, and fire consumes or destroys the earth and the inhabitants or dwellers thereof/that live, remain, or stay in them... our mission from God through Jesus Christ is to call to repent, turn from our ways and believe the gospel of Jesus Christ, or walk in them. God bless you! Amen.


Gsrgs's comment on 2012-11-07 18:09:52:

There can only be a greedy love of money.


Prince Jonathan Müller's comment on 2012-07-07 08:33:24:

The letter to this brethren unveils the rightful standard of a true christian.


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