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

  • Pastor Larry
    This world with devils filled, "forbidding to marry", are not limited to the Romish persuasion, but manifest themselves in our world as described in hearts full of adulteries, and refusing to be betrothed (in faithfulness), but only "shacking up": only playing house, not committing to making a home. Same is true for committed "Christians" lacking faithfulness, to Christ
  • Vuvu
    It's very much relevant to our times because there many Satanic Pastors and Satanic Prophets.
  • Emmanuel
    1Tim4:1 this is what's happening right now, great preachers that we think God has blessed them but found out that he is no longer working for Jesus but devil. Most people we are in need of money more than anything this day we always bizy study because what we are getting is not enough, and you can ask when will we have much time with God study his word like church of Thessalonians
  • Lizeth Coronado
    I love Timothy. This chapter for example is a great Word of God for me because when one is young, then we have to learn more. Thank you... And... I love the quizes too !
  • Anne
    The Apostle is speaking about what the church will face in the form of the false prophets and false doctrines. He is admonishing Timothy to remind the saints of these things and to stand fast and teach the true doctrine of Jesus Christ.
  • 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.

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