1 Timothy 4:4

4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,

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1 Timothy 4:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
ESV
4 For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,
NLT
4 Since everything God created is good, we should not reject any of it but receive it with thanks.
MSG
4 Everything God created is good, and to be received with thanks. Nothing is to be sneered at and thrown out.
CSB
4 For everything created by God is good, and nothing should be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,

1 Timothy 4:4 Meaning and Commentary

1 Timothy 4:4

For every creature of God is good
For food; and should be taken and used for that purpose, at all times, without distinction; even every creature which is made for food, and which is easy to be discerned by men:

and nothing to be refused;
or rejected as common and unclean, or to be abstained from at certain times:

if it be received with thanksgiving:
if not, persons are very ungrateful, and very unworthy of such favours; and it would be just in God to withhold them from them; and this they may expect at his hands, who reject them with contempt, or receive them with unthankfulness, or abstain front them in a religious way he never enjoined.

1 Timothy 4:4 In-Context

2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.
3 They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.
4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,
5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
6 If you point these things out to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Ge 1:10,12,18,21,25,31; Mark 7:18,19; Romans 14:14-18
  • 2. S Acts 10:15