Money is the Root of All Evil?
We’ve heard it many times: “money is the root of all evil.” I’m guessing that most of you reading this already know that this statement is a corruption of what God’s Word says. The expression comes from 1 Timothy.
1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (KJV)
But did you know that “the love of money” is not the root of all evil? The Greek text does not have the definite article (“the”). This is reflected in most versions, though the common saying reflects the King James Version, “the.” The love of money is A root of all evil; or, the love of money roots into all kinds of evils. The statement is now not only Biblically correct, but virtually undeniable by those who, even though they reject the Bible as God’s Word, have some semblance of what happens in the real world. When we accurately understand what God’s Word says, it’s wisdom is irrefutable.