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

  • 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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