1 Timothy 4:4

“For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For euery creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be receiued with thankesgiuing:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it be received with thanksgiving:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because everything which God has made is good, and nothing is evil, if it is taken with praise:
- Basic English Bible

For every creature of God [is] good, and nothing [is] to be rejected, being received with thanksgiving;
- Darby Bible

For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if received with thanksgiving:
- Webster's Bible

For everything that God has created is good, and nothing is to be cast aside, if only it is received with thanksgiving.
- Weymouth Bible

For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with thanksgiving.
- World English Bible

For ech creature of God is good, and no thing is to be cast awei, which is takun with doyng of thankyngis;
- Wycliffe Bible

because every creature of God [is] good, and nothing [is] to be rejected, with thanksgiving being received,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 4:4


1Ti 4:4 For every creature of God [is] good. Everything God had created is good and has its proper use. And nothing to be refused. Hence, it is not to be refused as sinful. This applies to what God has created. He did not create one drop of alcohol.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 4

  • Irene123
    V.8 - bodily exercise does profit little - when compared to spiritual exercise. But - the bodily DOES profit while here on earth , especially for those with diabetes, arthritis, overweight, heart problems, etc. So we do not want to use this verse as an 'excuse'; God does expect us to help ourselves and He will pick up the 'slack', or rather that which is lacking in our efforts.
  • Judy
    verse 8 is powerful ! may we can remember it and practise !
  • Rollybelly
    Chapter 1 to 4 have made it clear to us because false prophets and pastors' have taken power from the devil to do miracle in the church today.you can know them by their fruit.the fruits are they charge for prayer they operate with magic
    and they will tell you to buy ingredients for sacrifice which is going to use to work for them
  • BSP
    Verse 8 shows we must put more emphasis on being devoted to God and in good spiritual shape than on being physically fit.
  • Portia Dufie
    The bible verse from chapter 4:1-16 teaches us to constantly demonstrate in practices the virtues Aps.Paul told Timothy in verse 12 that eventhough in are in a perversed generation we must have a youthful generation who will stand up to theses virtues to even believers and others so that we may save ourselves and those who hears us. Is my pray that youth in Ghana who are Christian meditate on thes
  • Joseph
    1 Tim. 4: We are already in the latter days, men are departing from the faith already, speaking lies in hypocrisy, and forbidding to marry but their fruits are not portraying them as christians in any way. The Bible expressly warns us 'from such turn away'.

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