Parallel Verses

Amplified

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

New American Standard Bible

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude;

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

For everything created by God is good, and nothing should be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,

International Standard Version

For everything God created is good, and nothing should be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,

A Conservative Version

Because every creation of God is good, and nothing rejected that is received with thankfulness,

American Standard Version

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

An Understandable Version

For everything created by God is permitted [to be eaten] and nothing should be refused, if it is received with gratitude,

Anderson New Testament

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

Bible in Basic English

Because everything which God has made is good, and nothing is evil, if it is taken with praise:

Common New Testament

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving;

Daniel Mace New Testament

for all that God has created is good, and nothing is to be rejected, provided it be receiv'd with thanksgiving:

Darby Translation

For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, being received with thanksgiving;

Godbey New Testament

Because every creature of God is good, and nothing rejected, being received with thanksgiving:

Goodspeed New Testament

For everything God has created is good, and nothing need be refused, provided it is accepted with thanksgiving,

John Wesley New Testament

For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be rejected, being received with thanksgiving.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For everything that God created is good, and nothing is to be refused, if it is received with thanksgiving,

Julia Smith Translation

For every created thing of God good, and nothing thrown away, received with thanks:

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

because everything created by God [is] good and nothing [is to be] rejected [if it is] received with thankfulness,

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For all the creatures of God are good: and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:

Moffatt New Testament

Anything God has created is good, and nothing is to be tabooed ??provided it is eaten with thanksgiving,

Montgomery New Testament

For everything that God has created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if only it is received with thankfulness.

NET Bible

For every creation of God is good and no food is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving.

New Heart English Bible

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

Noyes New Testament

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

Sawyer New Testament

For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be rejected, [but] to be received with thanksgiving;

The Emphasized Bible

Because, every creature of God, is good, and nothing to be cast away, if, with thanksgiving, it be received, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For every creature of God is good, and none to be rejected, if used with thanksgiving:

Twentieth Century New Testament

Everything created by God is good, and there in nothing that need be rejected--provided only that it is received thankfully;

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

For everything that God has created is good, and nothing is to be cast aside, if only it is received with thanksgiving.

Williams New Testament

For everything in God's creation is good, and nothing is to be refused, provided it is accepted with thanksgiving;

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

Because every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, when it is received with thanksgiving;

Worsley New Testament

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

Youngs Literal Translation

because every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, with thanksgiving being received,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

κτίσμα 
Ktisma 
Usage: 4

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

is good
καλός 
Kalos 
Usage: 62

and

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

οὐδείς 
Oudeis 
Usage: 160

to be refused
ἀπόβλητος 
Apobletos 
be refused
Usage: 1

if it be received
λαμβάνω 
lambano 
receive, take, have, catch, not tr,
Usage: 178

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

Images 1 Timothy 4:4

Context Readings

The Coming Apostasy

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. 5 For it is hallowed and consecrated by the Word of God and by prayer.


Cross References

Genesis 1:31

And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good (suitable, pleasant) and He approved it completely. And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day.

Romans 14:14

I know and am convinced (persuaded) as one in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is [forbidden as] essentially unclean (defiled and unholy in itself). But [none the less] it is unclean (defiled and unholy) to anyone who thinks it is unclean.

Deuteronomy 32:4

He is the Rock, His work is perfect, for all His ways are law and justice. A God of faithfulness without breach or deviation, just and right is He.

Acts 11:7-9

And I heard a voice saying to me, Get up, Peter; kill and eat.

Acts 15:20-21

But we should send word to them in writing to abstain from and avoid anything that has been polluted by being offered to idols, and all sexual impurity, and [eating meat of animals] that have been strangled, and [tasting of] blood.

Acts 15:29

That you abstain from what has been sacrificed to idols and from [tasting] blood and from [eating the meat of animals] that have been strangled and from sexual impurity. If you keep yourselves from these things, you will do well. Farewell [be strong]!

Acts 21:25

But with regard to the Gentiles who have believed (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Christ), we have sent them a letter with our decision that they should keep themselves free from anything that has been sacrificed to idols and from [tasting] blood and [eating the meat of animals] which have been strangled and from all impurity and sexual immorality.

Romans 14:20

You must not, for the sake of food, undo and break down and destroy the work of God! Everything is indeed [ceremonially] clean and pure, but it is wrong for anyone to hurt the conscience of others or to make them fall by what he eats.

1 Corinthians 10:23

All things are legitimate [permissible -- "and we are free to do anything we please], but not all things are helpful (expedient, profitable, and wholesome). All things are legitimate, but not all things are constructive [to character] and edifying [to spiritual life].

1 Corinthians 10:25

[As to meat offered to idols] eat anything that is sold in the meat market without raising any question or investigating on the grounds of conscientious scruples,

1 Timothy 4:3

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.

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