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

  • A disciple
    "For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving" While at work, or going shopping, or anything that we have to do around "other people;" it greatly increases our joy in the Lord, as well as our grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ; when we consider that "they" are made in the image of God, and the pinnacle of His creations. Matthew 5:43-48
  • A disciple
    "Speaking lies in hypocrisy having their conscience seared with a hot iron;" What makes us poor in spirit, meek, mournful, hungering and thirsting after righteousness, merciful, pure in heart, peacemakers, persecuted for righteousness' sake? Having a tender heart and a good conscience in a world that idolizes defiance and fornication and hardness of heart! The words of the wise are heard in quiet!
  • A disciple
    "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils" When the disciples asked Jesus, When shall these things be, and what the sign of thy coming and the end of the world? He first answered, "Take heed that no one mislead you, for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ." Spurious Christians!
  • Ray321
    Romans 9:12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. 1 Timothy 5:1 Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father and the younger men as brethren. 1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble
  • BSP
    Verse 12: There can be many good things learned from the example of wise young ones. We should not look down on younger ones just because of their age.
  • Ray321
    This chapter sounds like today. Lest and lest people are getting married. 1 Corinthians 7:2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. It better to marry then to burn Paul said.

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