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1 Timothy 6:6-10 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

But a great winning is piety, with sufficience.

For we brought in nothing into this world, and no doubt, that we be not able to bear any thing away. [Forsooth we brought nothing into this world, no doubt, for we may not bear away any thing.]

But we having foods, and with what things we shall be covered, be we satisfied with these things. [Forsooth having foods, and with what things we shall be clothed, with these things be we satisfied.]

For they that will be made rich, fall into temptation, and into the snare of the devil, and into many unprofitable desires and harmful, which drown men into death and perdition.

10 For the root of all evils is covetousness, which some men coveting erred from the faith, and besetted them(selves) with many sorrows [and beset them with many sorrows].

1 Timothy 6:6-10 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

But godliness is great wealth, if a man is content with what he has. For we brought nothing into the world, and it is a plain case that we can carry nothing out. When we have food and clothing, let us therewith be content. Those who want to be rich fall into temptation and snares, and into many foolish and harmful lusts, which drown men in perdition and destruction. 10 For covetousness is the root of all evil, which, when some followed after, they erred from the faith, and tangled themselves with many sorrows.

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1 Timothy 6:6-10 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

[a]But godliness is great gain, if a man be content with that he hath.

[b]For we brought nothing into the world, and it is certain, that we can carry nothing out.

Therefore when we have food and raiment, let us therewith be content.

[c]For they that will be rich, fall into tentation and snares, and into many foolish and noisome lusts, which drown men in perdition and destruction.

10 For the desire of money is the root of all evil, which while some lusted after they erred from the faith, and [d]pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Timothy 6:6 He turneth away fitly the name of gain and lucre, confessing that godliness is great gain, but far after another sort, to wit, because it bringeth true sufficience.
  2. 1 Timothy 6:7 He mocketh their folly, which do so greedily gape after frail things, that they can in no wise be satisfied, and yet notwithstanding they cannot enjoy that excess.
  3. 1 Timothy 6:9 He frayeth Timothy from covetousness after another sort, to wit, because it draweth with it an infinite sort of lusts, and those very hurtful, wherewith covetous men do torment themselves so far forth, that in the end they cast away from them their faith and salvation.
  4. 1 Timothy 6:10 Sorrow and grief do as it were pierce through the mind of man, and are the harvest and true fruits of covetousness.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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1 Timothy 6:6-10 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 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.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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