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

  • Ray321
    3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness 4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, We must spread the GOSPEL that Jesus had Paul wrote, so we can reach the lost. 1 Corinth 15:1-4 GOSPEL
  • Steve morrow
    ----1 TIMOTHY 6:6 BUT GODLINESS WITH CONTENTMENT IS GREAT GAIN----TITUS 1:1 PAUL A SERVANT OF GOD AND AN APOSTLE OF JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO THE FAITH OF GODS ELECT AND THE ACKNOWLEDGING OF THE TRUTH WHICH IS --- AFTER GODLINESS ---2 PETER 2:3 ACCORDING AS HIS DIVINE POWER--HATH GIVEN--UNTO US ALL THINGS THAT PERTAIN UNTO LIFE AND GODLINESS THROUGH THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM THAT HATH CALLED US .......
  • BSP
    Verse 19: We want to get a firm hold on the real life, which is eternal or everlasting life.
  • BSP
    Verse 18 urges us to be generous and ready to share. We need to have a good attitude towards sharing.
  • Lu2677
    Bruce, 1 Timothy 6:3-6 Words to consider.
  • BSP
    Verse 8 urges us to be content with the necessities of life. Food, shelter, and clothing.