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

  • 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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