1 Timothy 4:5

“For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For it is sanctified by the word of God, and prayer.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for it is sanctified through the word of God and prayer.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For it is made holy by the word of God and by prayer.
- Basic English Bible

for it is sanctified by God's word and freely addressing [him].
- Darby Bible

For it is sanctified by the word of God, and prayer.
- Webster's Bible

For it is made holy by the word of God and by prayer.
- Weymouth Bible

For it is sanctified through the word of God and prayer.
- World English Bible

for it is halewid bi the word of God, and bi preyer.
- Wycliffe Bible

for it is sanctified through the word of God and intercession.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 4:5


4:5 It is sanctified by the word of God - Creating all, and giving it to man for food. And by prayer - The children of God are to pray for the sanctification of all the creatures which they use. And not only the Christians, but even the Jews, yea, the very heathens used to consecrate their table by prayer.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 4:5


1Ti 4:5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. The food we eat is made holy when we offer thanks to God for it and pray his blessing upon it. This passage shows that the early saints were always wont to offer thanks before eating.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 4

  • 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.
  • SAMUEL JIMOH
    1 Tim 4:1 show us a picture of the things that will happen in the last days, the last days are days and times of great persecutions, challenges, test of faith, deceptions and confusion where false teacher and prophet will arise to bring the children of light to darkness. And it is the third personality of the Trinity that is speaking expressly, that some shall depart from the faith,,,,means some like peter will betray Jesus, confessing to people that Christ is not the Lord. Also it is a time where there will be a lot of unsound doctrine that will put many children of God to darkness. I PRAY THAT HIS GRACE WILL BE MADE PERFECT ON US IN JESUS NAME.
  • Brianna for verse 13
    The three activities mentioned here can really help us to survive and exercise long suffering till Jehovah God acts. Public reading can be applied to our reading the bible daily. This where we draw strength and comfort. Also! At Matthew 28: 19,20 Christ gave his disciples a command to teach and preach about God 's kingdom. So we can help come to a righteous standing before God.

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