Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

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

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:

Amplified

For everything God has created is good, and nothing is to be rejected 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.

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 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. 4 For everything created by God is permitted [to be eaten] and nothing should be refused, if it is received with gratitude, 5 for it is consecrated [i.e., made acceptable] by the word of God and prayer.


Cross References

Romans 14:14

As one who is in [fellowship with] the Lord Jesus, I am fully convinced that nothing in itself is [ceremonially] unclean. But to the person who considers something [ceremonially] unclean, it then becomes unclean to him.

Acts 11:7-9

I also heard a voice telling me to get up and kill and eat [one of them].

Acts 15:20-21

but to write [urging] them to avoid [eating] what is contaminated by [its association with] idol worship, from sexual immorality, from [eating] strangled animals and from [drinking] blood.

Acts 15:29

Avoid [eating] things sacrificed to idols; avoid [drinking] blood; avoid [eating] things [that were] strangled [to death] and avoid sexual immorality. If you avoid [all] these things, you will be doing well. Goodbye."

Acts 21:25

But concerning Gentile believers, we wrote [to them] our decision, that they should avoid [eating] things sacrificed to idols, from [drinking] blood, from [eating] what is strangled and from sexual immorality."

Romans 14:20

Do not destroy God's work [i.e., someone's life] for the sake of something to eat. All foods are truly clean [ceremonially]; however, it is wrong for a person to eat something when it causes another person to fall [away from God].

1 Corinthians 10:23

"Everything is permissible [to do];" but not everything is profitable [See note at 6:12]. "Everything is permissible [to do];" but not everything builds [people] up.

1 Corinthians 10:25

Eat whatever is sold in the [public] meat markets, without asking any questions [about it] for [your] conscience' sake [i.e., do not inquire about the previous use of the food you buy, because you might discover something about it that would make you feel guilty of wrongdoing if you ate it].

1 Timothy 4:3

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.

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