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The meaning and origin of the expression: The love of money is the root of all evil

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The love of money is the root of all evil

Meaning

Literal meaning.

Origin

Left quote
Not money, but the love of money, that's the problem.
right quote
Often misquoted as 'money is the root of all evil'. Originates in the Bible, Timothy 6:10 (King James Version):

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.