1 Timothy 6:9-11
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.
But as for you, j O man of God, k flee these things. l Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
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.
2 Timothy 3:17
That the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 2:22
So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but he loves him who pursues righteousness.