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

  • 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.
  • Brian
    As it plainly states in verse 1 that is a "doctrine of devils".
  • A disciple
    "Forbidding to marry" - Imposed celibacy cannot give a man the grace of self control, without having determined in his own mind by the Spirit to keep the body under. Jesus' first miracle was to turn water into wine at a Wedding Feast. When the disciples said to Him, "...its better not to marry;" He answered straight and simple, so as to leave it up to each one to decide for himself what was best.
  • A disciple
    "having their conscience seared with a hot iron" What happens in the conscience of those who get into a fornication relationship is very evident! How many there are who have some Bible upbringing, and have rebelled! How many have we found, who have chosen to live together unmarried, or pursue a lifestyle of promiscuity, that are hateful and hostile to the words of Jesus! How'd they get there!

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