Money, Love of

(philarguria, 1Ti 6:10, literally, "love of silver"; compare corresponding "lovers of money" (Lu 16:14; 2 Tim 8:2), equivalent to "avarice"): The vice that seeks to retain and hoard all that is acquired (Trench, Synonyms of the New Testament, xxiv); described as "a root of all kinds of evil."

See also the McClintock and Strong Biblical Cyclopedia.


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