lu'-ker, loo'-ker (betsa'>; kerdos): Literally, "gain" (1Sa 8:3; Tit 1:7), hence, in the New Testament always qualified by "filthy" (1Ti 3:8, "not greedy of filthy lucre" aischrokerdes; so Tit 1:7). The adverb is found in 1Pe 5:2 (see also Tit 1:11). In 1Ti 3:3, the Revised Version (British and American) changes the King James Version to "no lover of money" (@aphilarguros).

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