1 Timothy 4:3
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New International Version
They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.

New Living Translation
They will say it is wrong to be married and wrong to eat certain foods. But God created those foods to be eaten with thanks by faithful people who know the truth.

English Standard Version
who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.

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

Berean Literal Bible
forbidding to marry, commanding to abstain from foods that God created for reception with thanksgiving by the faithful and those knowing 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 Bible
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 Christian Standard 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.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they forbid to be married and they abstain from foods which God has created for use and thanksgiving for those who believe and know the truth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They will try to stop others from getting married and from eating certain foods. God created food to be received with prayers of thanks by those who believe and know the truth.

New American Standard 1977
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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God has created to be received with thanksgiving of them which 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Forbidding to marry, to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving by the faithful, and by them that have known the truth.

Darby Bible 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.

English Revised 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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.

Young's Literal Translation
forbidding to marry -- to abstain from meats that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those believing and acknowledging the truth,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:1-5 The Holy Spirit, both in the Old and the New Testament, spoke of a general turning from the faith of Christ, and the pure worship of God. This should come during the Christian dispensation, for those are called the latter days. False teachers forbid as evil what God has allowed, and command as a duty what he has left indifferent. We find exercise for watchfulness and self-denial, in attending to the requirements of God's law, without being tasked to imaginary duties, which reject what he has allowed. But nothing justifies an intemperate or improper use of things; and nothing will be good to us, unless we seek by prayer for the Lord's blessing upon it.
Study Bible
Warnings against False Teachers
2influenced by the hypocrisy of liars, whose consciences are seared with a hot iron. 3They will prohibit marriage and require abstinence from certain foods that God has created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. 4For every creation of God is good, and nothing that is received with thanksgiving should be rejected,…
Cross References
Genesis 1:29
Then God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you;

Genesis 9:3
"Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I give all to you, as I gave the green plant.

Matthew 15:11
A man is not defiled by what enters his mouth, but by what comes out of it."

Romans 14:6
He who observes a special day does so to the Lord; he who eats does so to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who abstains does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God.

1 Corinthians 10:30
If I partake in the meal with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of that for which I give thanks?

Colossians 2:16
Therefore let no one judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a festival, a New Moon, or a Sabbath.

Colossians 2:23
Such restrictions indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-prescribed worship, their false humility, and their harsh treatment of the body; but they are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh.

1 Timothy 4:4
For every creation of God is good, and nothing that is received with thanksgiving should be rejected,

1 Timothy 5:14
So I advise the younger widows to marry, have children, and manage their households, so they will not give the adversary an occasion for slander.

Hebrews 13:4
Marriage should be honored by all and the marriage bed kept undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterers.
Treasury of Scripture

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

Forbidding.

Daniel 11:37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of …

1 Corinthians 7:28,36-39 But and if you marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marry, …

Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but fornicators …

to abstain.

Romans 14:3,17 Let not him that eats despise him that eats not; and let not him …

1 Corinthians 8:8 But meat commends us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the …

Colossians 2:20-23 Why if you be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, …

Hebrews 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is …

which.

Genesis 1:29,30 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which …

Genesis 9:3 Every moving thing that lives shall be meat for you; even as the …

Ecclesiastes 5:18 Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat …

Acts 10:13-15 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat…

1 Corinthians 6:13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy …

with.

1 Timothy 4:4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if …

1 Samuel 9:13 As soon as you be come into the city, you shall straightway find …

Matthew 14:19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took …

Matthew 15:36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and …

Luke 24:30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, …

John 6:23 (However, there came other boats from Tiberias near to the place …

Acts 27:35 And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God …

Romans 14:6 He that regards the day, regards it to the Lord; and he that regards …

1 Corinthians 10:30,31 For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that …

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord …

believe.

1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

John 8:31,32 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If you continue …

2 Thessalonians 2:13,14 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brothers beloved …

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