Is the love of money the root of all evil?
The Bible says that the love of money is the root of all evil. Does it mean that all evil including evil that's in our heart? Is the evil that people do seen or unseen? Or does it mean the greed for the love of money? People also skip out on the word for in this scripture. so can you explain the meaning? I'm asking because I want to know is it the root of every evil thing that goes on today?
"For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows" (I Timothy 6:10 NKJV).
"For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs" (I Timothy 6:10 NASB95).
Literally, the Greek in this passage says that money is a root of evil. It does not mean that it is the only root of evil, but is it a prominent cause. The King James Version is misleading in this particular verse.