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4 He is puffed up, knowing nothing, but sickening after questions and debates of words, out of which spring envy, strife, slanders, unfounded suspicions,

5 Useless disputes of men corrupt in understanding, and that are destitute of the truth, thinking that gain is godliness. Withdraw thyself from such.

6 But godliness with sufficiency fa135 is great gain.

7 For we brought nothing into the world; it is certain that neither can we carry anything out.

8 And having food and raiment, we shall be content with these.

9 For they who wish to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into numerous and hurtful follies, which plunge men into ruin and destruction.

10 For the root of all evils is avarice, which some eagerly desiring, have gone astray from the faith, and have entangled themselves with many sorrows.

11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things, and follow after righteousness, piety, faith, love, patience, meekness.

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