Parallel Verses

Amplified

Who forbid people to marry and [teach them] to abstain from [certain kinds of] foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and have [an increasingly clear] knowledge of the truth.

New American Standard Bible

men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth.

King James Version

Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

Holman Bible

They forbid marriage and demand abstinence from foods that God created to be received with gratitude by those who believe and know the truth.

International Standard Version

They will try to stop people from marrying and from eating certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.

A Conservative Version

forbidding to marry, to abstain from foods, which God created for partaking with thankfulness by those who believe and know the truth.

American Standard Version

forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by them that believe and know the truth.

An Understandable Version

They forbid people to get married and require them to avoid [eating] certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and [fully] know the truth.

Anderson New Testament

who forbid to marry, and command to abstain from meats, which God has created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe, and know the truth.

Bible in Basic English

Who keep men from being married and from taking food which God made to be taken with praise by those who have faith and true knowledge.

Common New Testament

who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.

Daniel Mace New Testament

interdicting marriage; and the use of animal food; which God created for the repast of the faithful, who embrace the truth with thankfulness.

Darby Translation

forbidding to marry, bidding to abstain from meats, which God has created for receiving with thanksgiving for them who are faithful and know the truth.

Godbey New Testament

forbidding to marry, commanding to abstain from meats, which God created for reception with thanksgiving to the faithful and to those perfectly knowing the truth.

Goodspeed New Testament

who forbid people to marry and insist on abstinence from certain kinds of food that God created for men who believe and understand the truth to enjoy and give thanks for.

John Wesley New Testament

Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving by them that believe and know the truth.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

they shall forbid to marry and shall command men to abstain from foods, which God has created to be received with thanksgiving by those who are faithful and have known the truth.

Julia Smith Translation

Hindering to marry, to keep from victuals which God created for participation, with thanks, for the faithful and them knowing the truth.

King James 2000

Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods, which God has created to be received with thanksgiving of them who believe and know the truth.

Lexham Expanded Bible

who forbid marrying [and insist on] abstaining from foods that God created for sharing in with thankfulness by those who believe and who know the truth,

Modern King James verseion

forbidding to marry, saying to abstain from foods which God has created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with giving thanks, of them which believe, and know the truth.

Montgomery New Testament

who discourage marriage, and enjoin abstinence from foods which God created to be received with thankfulness, by those who believe, and have a clear knowledge of the truth.

NET Bible

They will prohibit marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.

New Heart English Bible

forbidding marriage and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.

Noyes New Testament

forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from food which God created to be received with thanksgiving, for those who believe and know the truth.

Sawyer New Testament

who forbid to marry, [command] to abstain from meat, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by the faithful and those who know the truth.

The Emphasized Bible

Forbidding to marry, commanding to abstain from foods which, God, created to be received with thanksgiving by them who believe and personally know the truth;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

prohibiting marriage, and enjoining abstinence from particular meats, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by the faithful, and those who acknowledge the truth.

Twentieth Century New Testament

and they discourage marriage and enjoin abstinence from certain kinds of food; though God created these foods to be enjoyed thankfully by those who hold the Faith and have attained a full knowledge of the Truth.

Webster

Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving by them who believe and know the truth.

Weymouth New Testament

forbidding people to marry, and insisting on abstinence from foods which God has created to be partaken of, with thankfulness, by those who believe and have a clear knowledge of the truth.

Williams New Testament

who forbid people to marry and teach them to abstain from certain sorts of food which God created for the grateful enjoyment of those who have faith and a clear knowledge of the truth.

World English Bible

forbidding marriage and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.

Worrell New Testament

forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods, which God created for reception with thanksgiving by those who believe and have full knowledge of the truth.

Worsley New Testament

and enjoining abstinence from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving by those that believe and know the truth.

Youngs Literal Translation

forbidding to marry -- to abstain from meats that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those believing and acknowledging the truth,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
κωλύω 
Koluo 
Usage: 15

to marry
γαμέω 
Gameo 
Usage: 15

ἀπέχομαι 
Apechomai 
Usage: 6

βρῶμα 
Broma 
Usage: 15

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

κτίζω 
Ktizo 
Usage: 13

to
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

μετάληψις 
metalepsis 
to be received 9
Usage: 1

with
μετά 
meta 
with, after, among, hereafter , afterward , against, not tr,
Usage: 346

εὐχαριστία 
Eucharistia 
Usage: 15

πιστός 
Pistos 
Usage: 51

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ἐπιγινώσκω 
Epiginosko 
Usage: 37

Prayers for 1 Timothy 4:3

Context Readings

The Coming Apostasy

2 Through the hypocrisy and pretensions of liars whose consciences are seared (cauterized), 3 Who forbid people to marry and [teach them] to abstain from [certain kinds of] foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and have [an increasingly clear] knowledge of the truth. 4 For everything God has created is good, and nothing is to be thrown away or refused if it is received with thanksgiving.


Cross References

Romans 14:6

He who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. He also who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God; while he who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God.

Genesis 9:3

Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; and as I gave you the green vegetables and plants, I give you everything.

Hebrews 13:4

Let marriage be held in honor (esteemed worthy, precious, of great price, and especially dear) in all things. And thus let the marriage bed be undefiled (kept undishonored); for God will judge and punish the unchaste [all guilty of sexual vice] and adulterous.

Colossians 2:16

Therefore let no one sit in judgment on you in matters of food and drink, or with regard to a feast day or a New Moon or a Sabbath.

Daniel 11:37

He shall not regard the gods of his fathers or Him [to Whom] women desire [to give birth -- "the Messiah] or any other god, for he shall magnify himself above all.

1 Corinthians 7:28

But if you do marry, you do not sin [in doing so], and if a virgin marries, she does not sin [in doing so]. Yet those who marry will have physical and earthly troubles, and I would like to spare you that.

1 Corinthians 7:36-39

But if any man thinks that he is not acting properly toward and in regard to his virgin [that he is preparing disgrace for her or incurring reproach], in case she is passing the bloom of her youth and if there is need for it, let him do what to him seems right; he does not sin; let them marry.

1 Corinthians 8:8

Now food [itself] will not cause our acceptance by God nor commend us to Him. Eating [food offered to idols] gives us no advantage; neither do we come short or become any worse if we do not eat [it].

Colossians 3:17

And whatever you do [no matter what it is] in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus and in [dependence upon] His Person, giving praise to God the Father through Him.

1 Timothy 4:4

For everything God has created is good, and nothing is to be thrown away or refused if it is received with thanksgiving.

Genesis 1:29-30

And God said, See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the land and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food.

1 Samuel 9:13

As you enter the city, you will find him before he goes up to the high place to eat. The people will not eat until he comes to ask the blessing on the sacrifice. Afterward, those who are invited eat. So go on up, for about now you will find him.

Ecclesiastes 5:18

Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is for one to eat and drink, and to find enjoyment in all the labor in which he labors under the sun all the days which God gives him -- "for this is his [allotted] part.

Matthew 14:19

Then He ordered the crowds to recline on the grass; and He took the five loaves and the two fish, and, looking up to heaven, He gave thanks and blessed and broke the loaves and handed the pieces to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.

Matthew 15:36

He took the seven loaves and the fish, and when He had given thanks, He broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.

Luke 24:30

And it occurred that as He reclined at table with them, He took [a loaf of] bread and praised [God] and gave thanks and asked a blessing, and then broke it and was giving it to them

John 6:23

But now some other boats from Tiberias had come in near the place where they ate the bread after the Lord had given thanks.

John 8:31-32

So Jesus said to those Jews who had believed in Him, If you abide in My word [hold fast to My teachings and live in accordance with them], you are truly My disciples.

Acts 10:13-15

And there came a voice to him, saying, Rise up, Peter, kill and eat.

Acts 27:35

Having said these words, he took bread and, giving thanks to God before them all, he broke it and began to eat.

Romans 14:3

Let not him who eats look down on or despise him who abstains, and let not him who abstains criticize and pass judgment on him who eats; for God has accepted and welcomed him.

Romans 14:17

[After all] the kingdom of God is not a matter of [getting the] food and drink [one likes], but instead it is righteousness (that state which makes a person acceptable to God) and [heart] peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 6:13

Food [is intended] for the stomach and the stomach for food, but God will finally end [the functions of] both and bring them to nothing. The body is not intended for sexual immorality, but [is intended] for the Lord, and the Lord [is intended] for the body [ to save, sanctify, and raise it again].

1 Corinthians 10:30-31

If I partake [of my food] with thankfulness, why am I accused and spoken evil of because of that for which I give thanks?

Colossians 2:20-23

If then you have died with Christ to material ways of looking at things and have escaped from the world's crude and elemental notions and teachings of externalism, why do you live as if you still belong to the world? [Why do you submit to rules and regulations? -- "such as]

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

But we, brethren beloved by the Lord, ought and are obligated [as those who are in debt] to give thanks always to God for you, because God chose you from the beginning as His firstfruits (first converts) for salvation through the sanctifying work of the [Holy] Spirit and [your] belief in (adherence to, trust in, and reliance on) the Truth.

1 Timothy 2:4

Who wishes all men to be saved and [increasingly] to perceive and recognize and discern and know precisely and correctly the [divine] Truth.

Hebrews 13:9

Do not be carried about by different and varied and alien teachings; for it is good for the heart to be established and ennobled and strengthened by means of grace (God's favor and spiritual blessing) and not [to be devoted to] foods [rules of diet and ritualistic meals], which bring no [spiritual] benefit or profit to those who observe them.

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