1 Timothy 4:5

It is sanctified (agiazetai). Present passive indicative of agiazw, here "rendered holy" rather than "declared holy." Cf. verse Romans 4 . Through the word of God and prayers (dia logou qeou kai enteuxew). See Romans 2:1 for enteuxi. Paul seems to refer to Genesis 1. It is almost a hendiadys "by the use of Scripture in prayer."