Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 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. 4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:


Cross References

Romans 14:6

He that regards the day, regards it unto the Lord; and he that regards not the day, to the Lord he does not regard it. He that eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he that eats not, to the Lord he eats not, and gives God thanks.

Genesis 9:3

Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; even as the green plants have I given you all things.

Hebrews 13:4

Let marriage be held in honor by all, and the bed undefiled: but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

Colossians 2:16

Let no man therefore judge you in food, or in drink, or in respect of a holy day, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:

Daniel 11:37

Neither shall he regard the gods of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.

1 Corinthians 7:28

But if you marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she has not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.

1 Corinthians 7:36-39

But if any man think that he behaves himself improperly toward his virgin, if she pass the prime of her age, and need so require, let him do what he desires, he sins not: let them marry.

1 Corinthians 8:8

But food commends us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.

Colossians 3:17

And whatsoever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father by him.

1 Timothy 4:4

For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:

Genesis 1:29-30

And God said, Behold, I have given you every plant bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, which has seed in its fruit; to you it shall be for food.

1 Samuel 9:13

As soon as you are come into the city, you shall immediately find him, before he goes up to the high place to eat: for the people will not eat until he comes, because he does bless the sacrifice; and afterwards they eat who are bidden. Now therefore get you up; for about this time you shall find him.

Ecclesiastes 5:18

Behold that which I have seen: it is good and fitting for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labor that he takes under the sun all the days of his life, which God gives him: for this is his lot.

Matthew 14:19

And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and broke, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

Matthew 15:36

And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and broke them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

Luke 24:30

And it came to pass, as he sat to eat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and broke it, and gave to them.

John 6:23

(However there came other boats from Tiberias near unto the place where they did eat bread, after the Lord had given thanks:)

John 8:31-32

Then said Jesus to those Jews who believed on him, If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed;

Acts 10:13-15

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

Acts 27:35

And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in the presence of them all: and when he had broken it, he began to eat.

Romans 14:3

Let not him that eats despise him that eats not; and let not him who eats not judge him that eats: for God has received him.

Romans 14:17

For the kingdom of God is not food and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 6:13

Foods for the belly, and the belly for foods: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.

1 Corinthians 10:30-31

For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?

Colossians 2:20-23

Therefore if you be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are you subject to ordinances,

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God has from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

1 Timothy 2:4

Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

Hebrews 13:9

Be not carried about with various and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with foods, which have not profited them that have been observing them.

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