6:6 Now godliness combined with contentment brings great profit. 6:7 For we have brought nothing into this world and so 1 we cannot take a single thing out either. 6:8 But if we have food and shelter, we will be satisfied with that. 2 6:9 Those who long to be rich, however, stumble into temptation and a trap and many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 6:10 For the love of money is the root 3 of all evils. 4 Some people in reaching for it have strayed from the faith and stabbed themselves with many pains.
6:11 But you, as a person dedicated to God, 5 keep away from all that. 6 Instead pursue righteousness, godliness, faithfulness, love, endurance, and gentleness. 6:12 Compete well 7 for the faith and lay hold of that eternal life you were called for and made your good confession 8 for 9 in the presence of many witnesses.