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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 Version (KJV)
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) - Compare to scan of original 1 Timothy chapter 6
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 desire of money is the root of all evils; which some coveting have erred from the faith, and have entangled themselves in many sorrows.
- Douay Rheims 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
Marilyn Stevens's comment on 2015-08-09 04:31:13:
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 21:48:55:
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 09:49:14:
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 05:05:30:
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 2013-11-15 22:17:47:
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 18:15:10:
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 05:30:45:
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 02:42:06:
i love the bible because i love JESUS CHRIST
DAVID's comment on 2013-01-10 11:53:39:
gsrgs's comment on 2012-11-07 16:09:52:
There can only be a greedy love of money.
Prince jonathan müller's comment on 2012-07-07 06:33:24:
The letter to this brethren unveils the rightful standard of a true christian.
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