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 6:10

  • 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.
  • Marilyn Stevens for verse 10
    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 for verse 10
    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 for verse 10
    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.
  • 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. for verse 10
    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.