Skip to content

Where is true wealth found? It is found in the Gospel of Christ and the godliness that flows from it.

BibleGateway: 1 Timothy 6:1-10

ESV Text: 1 Timothy 6:1-10

1 Timothy 6:1–10 (Listen)

6:1 Let all who are under a yoke as bondservants1 regard their own masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be reviled. Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful on the ground that they are 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

Teach and urge these things. If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound2 words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain. But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and3 we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

Footnotes

[1] 6:1 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface

[2] 6:3 Or healthy

[3] 6:7 Greek for; some manuscripts insert [it is] certain [that]

(ESV)


KJV Text: 1Timothy 6:1-10

The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 1:34

Right click here to save the file for off-line use.

     1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. 2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort. 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; 4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, 5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

     6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 9 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.(KJV)


Hymn: WS 788 :
Lord, You Love the Cheerful Giver

Hymnary.org

1. Lord, You love the cheerful giver
Who with open heart and hand
Blesses freely, as a river
That refreshes all the land.
Grant us, then, the grace of giving
With a spirit large and true
That our life and all our living
We may consecrate to You.

2. We are Yours Your mercy sought us,

Found us in death’s dreadful way,
To the fold in safety brought us,
Nevermore from You to stray.
Your own life was freely given
As an off’ring on the cross
For each sinner,now forgiven

From eternal shame and loss.

3. Blessed by You with gifts and graces,

May we heed Your Spirit’s call,
Gladly in all times and places
Give to You who gives us all.
You have bought us; now no longer
Can we claim to be our own;
Ever free and ever stronger
We shall serve You, Lord, alone.