Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on 1 Timothy 6:9 in English Standard Version "But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction." Pr 15:27 Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live. Pr 23:4 Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist. Pr 28:20 A faithful man will abound with blessings, but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished. Mt 13:22 As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. 1Ti 1:19 holding faith and a good conscience. By rejecting this, some have made shipwreck of their faith, 1Ti 3:7 Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.