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

  • BSP
    Verse 6 shows that Timothy needed to be nourished to fully accomplish his ministry. We need to make sure we are nourished by daily Bible reading so that we can preach God's Word to others.
  • Christin
    verse 12 is powerful. it clearly tells us what we need to do and how we need to live from day to day. Don't be deceived by those of the world. Live for Jesus like he could come back tomorrow. (Which in reality, he could) God Bless Everyone!
  • Steve Bishop
    Most of the modern church is living in deception. May the LORD show HIS mercy and grace to lift the scales from their eyes.
  • Maels
    Hypocracy is on the rise however those who follow God and continue to teach
  • Wayne
    My grace is sufficient for you for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Therefore will i rather glory in my infirmities that the power of God may rest upon me.
  • 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.

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