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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

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.