|People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.|
|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.|
|But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction.|
|1 Timothy 6:9 |
It is not the possession of riches, but the love of them that leads men into temptation.
Vincent, M. R. (2002). Word studies in the (4:276). : Logos Research Systems, Inc.
In the , many warnings are given of the dangers of letting money and things possess a person's heart. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus spoke of "treasures on earth" and "treasures in heaven" and called upon His followers to be careful of which treasure they chose (Matt. 6:19-21, 24).
Youngblood, R. F., Bruce, F. F., Harrison, R. K., & Thomas Nelson Publishers. (1995). Nelson's new illustrated Bible dictionary. Rev. ed. of: Nelson's illustrated Bible dictionary.; Includes index. : T. Nelson.