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

  • 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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