9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 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. 11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
The Greek word for temptation in 1 Tim 6:9 means:
4- adversity, affliction, trouble: ….. serving to test or prove one's character, faith, holiness
The word used for “riches", the KJV uses the word “mammon". The original word comes from the Aramaic, while meaning riches, the word itself implies far more than that. It also means avarice, which in turn means: