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

  • 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.
  • Steve morrow
    1 TIM 6:3 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 6:4 HE IS PROUD --- KNOWING NOTHIG --- BUT DOTING ABOUT QUESTIONS AND STRIFES OF WORDS WHEREOF COMETH ENVY STRIFE RAILINGS EVIL SURMISINGS
  • BSP
    Verse 7 is a good reminder that we came into this world with nothing and we leave this world with nothing. Meditating on this verse should help us to have the right view of material things.
  • 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.