Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful on the ground that they are (A)brothers; rather they must serve all the better since those who benefit by their good service are believers and beloved.

False Teachers and True Contentment

(B)Teach and urge these things. If anyone (C)teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with (D)the sound[a] words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching (E)that accords with godliness, (F)he is puffed up with conceit and (G)understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for (H)controversy and for (I)quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, and constant friction among people (J)who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, (K)imagining that godliness is a means of gain. But (L)godliness (M)with contentment is great gain, for (N)we brought nothing into the world, and[b] we cannot take anything out of the world. But (O)if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But (P)those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, (Q)into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that (R)plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of (S)all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Timothy 6:3 Or healthy
  2. 1 Timothy 6:7 Greek for; some manuscripts insert [it is] certain [that]

17 As for the rich in (A)this present age, charge them (B)not to be haughty, nor (C)to set their hopes on (D)the uncertainty of riches, but on God, (E)who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. 18 They are to do good, (F)to be rich in good works, to be generous and (G)ready to share, 19 thus (H)storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may (I)take hold of (J)that which is truly life.

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