But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.(A) Those who want to get rich(B) fall into temptation and a trap(C) and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money(D) is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith(E) and pierced themselves with many griefs.(F)

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17 Command those who are rich(A) in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth,(B) which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God,(C) who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.(D) 18 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds,(E) and to be generous and willing to share.(F) 19 In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves(G) as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of(H) the life that is truly life.

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