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

  • 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'.
  • Vuvu
    It's very much relevant to our times because there many Satanic Pastors and Satanic Prophets.
  • EFFY BLESS for verse 14
    THIS IS TRUE BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE THINK IT AL ABOUT PRAYING TO GET AN ANSWER TO YOUR PROBLEMS, THEY FORGET THAT SERVING GOD IS THE WITH THE GIFT GIVEN TO YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE COMPLETELY. I AM MAKING USE OF THE GIFT OF GOD IN MY LIFE AND AM ASKING GOD FOR MORE GRACE TO EXERCISE THIS GOD GIVEN GIFT IN ME MORE AND MORE.
  • Motdaugrnds
    Priscilla, it is my understanding that "a seared conscious " is developed by one who continuously makes excuses for wrong he or she has done so he or she may continue to do those things and be able to look at themselves in the mirrow without feeling guilty. It is developed over time. We can learn to do this even by what we choose to watch on television or experience from the actions of those around us. It is my prayer we ALWAYS LISTEN TO THE HOLY SPIRIT that God has given us for our edification even when instructions are hard to hear. We need to become self actualized, able to separate the worth of ourselves from the value of our own behaviors because then we can hear exhortations without getting defensive. This defensiveness will eventually sear the conscious.

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