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1 Timothy 6:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But they that are minded to be rich fall into a temptation and a snare and many foolish and hurtful lusts, such as drown men in destruction and perdition.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— 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.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— 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.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and many unwise and hurtful lusts, which plunge men into destruction and ruin.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, they who are determined to be rich, fall into temptation, and a snare, and many foolish and hurtful covetings, the which, sink men into ruin and destruction,—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and those wishing to be rich, do fall into temptation and a snare, and many desires, foolish and hurtful, that sink men into ruin and destruction,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For they that will become rich fall into temptation and into the snare of the devil and into many unprofitable and hurtful desires, which drown men into destruction and perdition.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But they that will be rich, fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish & hurtfull lusts, which drowne men in destruction and perdition.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But they who will be rich fall into temptations and snares, and many lusts which befool and injure, and which plunge men into destruction and perdition.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— But they who desire to become rich, fall into temptations, and into snares, and into many lusts which are foolish and hurtful, and which drown men in destruction and perdition:

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
they that will 1014
{1014} Prime
βούλομαι
boulomai
{boo'-lom-ahee}
Middle voice of a primary verb; to 'will', that is, (reflexively) be willing.
z5740
<5740> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 544
be rich 4147
{4147} Prime
πλουτέω
plouteo
{ploo-teh'-o}
From G4148; to be (or become) wealthy (literally or figuratively).
z5721
<5721> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 647
fall 1706
{1706} Prime
ἐμπίπτω
empipto
{em-pip'-to}
From G1722 and G4098; to fall on, that is, (literally) be entrapped by, or (figuratively) be overwhelmed with.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
into 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
temptation 3986
{3986} Prime
πειρασμός
peirasmos
{pi-ras-mos'}
From G3985; a putting to proof (by experiment [of good], experience [of evil], solicitation, discipline or provocation); by implication adversity.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
a snare, 3803
{3803} Prime
παγίς
pagis
{pag-ece'}
From G4078; a trap (as fastened by a noose or notch); figuratively a trick or stratagem (temptation).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
[into] many 4183
{4183} Prime
πολύς
polus
{pol-oos'}
Including the forms from the alternate 'pollos'; (singular) much (in any respect) or (plural) many; neuter (singular) as adverb largely; neuter (plural) as adverb or noun often, mostly, largely.
foolish 453
{0453} Prime
ἀνόητος
anoetos
{an-o'-ay-tos}
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and a derivative of G3539; unintelligent; by implication sensual.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
hurtful 983
{0983} Prime
βλαβερός
blaberos
{blab-er-os'}
From G0984; injurious.
lusts, 1939
{1939} Prime
ἐπιθυμία
epithumia
{ep-ee-thoo-mee'-ah}
From G1937; a longing (especially for what is forbidden).
which 3748
{3748} Prime
ὅστις
hostis
{hos'-tis}
From G3739 and G5100; which some, that is, any that; also (definitely) which same.
drown 1036
{1036} Prime
βυθίζω
buthizo
{boo-thid'-zo}
From G1037; to sink; by implication to drown.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
men 444
{0444} Prime
ἄνθρωπος
anthropos
{anth'-ro-pos}
From G0435 and ὤψ [[ops]] (the countenance; from G3700); manfaced, that is, a human being.
in 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
destruction 3639
{3639} Prime
ὄλεθρος
olethros
{ol'-eth-ros}
From ὄλλυμι [[ollumi]] a primary word (to destroy; a prolonged form); ruin, that is, death, punishment.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
perdition. 684
{0684} Prime
ἀπώλεια
apoleia
{ap-o'-li-a}
From a presumed derivative of G0622; ruin or loss (physical, spiritual or eternal).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Timothy 6:9

_ _ will be rich — have more than “food and raiment.” Greek,wish to be rich”; not merely are willing, but are resolved, and earnestly desire to have riches at any cost (Proverbs 28:20, Proverbs 28:22). This wishing (not the riches themselves) is fatal to “contentment” (1 Timothy 6:6). Rich men are not told to cast away their riches, but not to “trust” in them, and to “do good” with them (1 Timothy 6:17, 1 Timothy 6:18; Psalms 62:10).

_ _ fall into temptation — not merely “are exposed to temptation,” but actually “fall into” it. The falling into it is what we are to pray against, “Lead us not into temptation” (James 1:14); such a one is already in a sinful state, even before any overt act of sin. The Greek for “temptation” and “gain” contains a play on sounds — porasmus, peirasmus.

_ _ snare — a further step downwards (1 Timothy 3:7). He falls into “the snare of the devil.”

_ _ foolish — irrational.

_ _ hurtful — to those who fall into the snare. Compare Ephesians 4:22, “deceitful lusts” which deceive to one’s deadly hurt.

_ _ lusts — With the one evil lust (“wish to be rich”) many others join themselves: the one is the “root of all evils” (1 Timothy 6:10).

_ _ whichGreek, “whatever (lusts).”

_ _ drown — an awful descending climax from “fall into”; this is the last step in the terrible descent (James 1:15); translated “sink,” Luke 5:7.

_ _ destruction ... perditiondestruction in general (temporal or eternal), and perdition in particular, namely, that of body and soul in hell.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Timothy 6:6-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Timothy 6:9

They that desire to be rich — To have more than these; for then they would be so far rich; and the very desire banishes content, and exposes them to ruin. Fall — plunge — A sad gradation! Into temptation — Miserable food for the soul! And a snare — Or trap. Dreadful "covering!" And into many foolish and hurtful desires — Which are sown and fed by having more than we need. Then farewell all hope of content! What then remains, but destruction for the body, and perdition for the soul?

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Timothy 6:9

(8) 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.

(8) He puts fear into Timothy to avoid covetousness using a different reasoning, that is, because it draws with it an infinite sort of lusts and those very hurtful, with which covetous men do torment themselves to the degree that in the end, they cast away from them their faith and salvation.

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they:

Genesis 13:10-13 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it [was] well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, [even] as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. ... But the men of Sodom [were] wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.
Numbers 22:17-19 For I will promote thee unto very great honour, and I will do whatsoever thou sayest unto me: come therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people. ... Now therefore, I pray you, tarry ye also here this night, that I may know what the LORD will say unto me more.
Joshua 7:11 Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put [it] even among their own stuff.
2 Kings 5:20-27 But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but, [as] the LORD liveth, I will run after him, and take somewhat of him. ... The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper [as white] as snow.
Proverbs 15:27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.
Proverbs 20:21 An inheritance [may be] gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.
Proverbs 21:6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue [is] a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.
Proverbs 22:16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his [riches, and] he that giveth to the rich, [shall] surely [come] to want.
Proverbs 28:20-22 A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent. ... He that hasteth to be rich [hath] an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.
Isaiah 5:8 Woe unto them that join house to house, [that] lay field to field, till [there be] no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!
Hosea 12:7-8 [He is] a merchant, the balances of deceit [are] in his hand: he loveth to oppress. ... And Ephraim said, Yet I am become rich, I have found me out substance: [in] all my labours they shall find none iniquity in me that [were] sin.
Amos 8:4-6 Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail, ... That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; [yea], and sell the refuse of the wheat?
Zechariah 11:5 Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty: and they that sell them say, Blessed [be] the LORD; for I am rich: and their own shepherds pity them not.
Matthew 13:22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
Matthew 19:22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
Matthew 26:15 And said [unto them], What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
James 5:1-4 Go to now, [ye] rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon [you]. ... Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.
2 Peter 2:15-16 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam [the son] of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; ... But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet.
Jude 1:11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.

snare:

1 Timothy 3:7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
Deuteronomy 7:25 The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold [that is] on them, nor take [it] unto thee, lest thou be snared therein: for it [is] an abomination to the LORD thy God.
Psalms 11:6 Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: [this shall be] the portion of their cup.
Proverbs 1:17-19 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird. ... So [are] the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; [which] taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
Luke 21:35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
2 Timothy 2:26 And [that] they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

many:

Mark 4:19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
Ephesians 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
1 John 2:15-17 Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. ... And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

which:

1 Timothy 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
Numbers 31:8 And they slew the kings of Midian, beside the rest of them that were slain; [namely], Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword.
Joshua 7:24-26 And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, and the silver, and the garment, and the wedge of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had: and they brought them unto the valley of Achor. ... And they raised over him a great heap of stones unto this day. So the LORD turned from the fierceness of his anger. Wherefore the name of that place was called, The valley of Achor, unto this day.
Matthew 27:3-5 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, ... And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
Acts 5:4-5 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. ... And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.
Acts 8:20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
2 Peter 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
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