1 Timothy 6:6-10
Now there is great gain in b godliness c with contentment,
for d we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world.
But e if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.
But f those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, g into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that h plunge people into ruin and destruction.
For the love of money is a root of i 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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1 Timothy 4:8
For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
Better is the little that the righteous has than the abundance of many wicked.
Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it.
Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice.
Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you.
And he said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.
For when he dies he will carry nothing away; his glory will not go down after him.
As he came from his mother's womb he shall go again, naked as he came, and shall take nothing for his toil that he may carry away in his hand.
Then Jacob made a vow, saying, "If God will be with me and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat and clothing to wear.
Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me.
Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live.
Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist.
A faithful man will abound with blessings, but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.
As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.
1 Timothy 3:7
Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.
1 Timothy 1:19
Holding faith and a good conscience. By rejecting this, some have made shipwreck of their faith.
And you shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of those who are in the right.
You shall not pervert justice. You shall not show partiality, and you shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous.