1 Timothy 4:5
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because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.

New Living Translation
For we know it is made acceptable by the word of God and prayer.

English Standard Version
for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.

Berean Study Bible
because it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

Berean Literal Bible
for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

New American Standard Bible
for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.

King James Bible
For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
since it is sanctified by the word of God and by prayer.

International Standard Version
because it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

NET Bible
For it is sanctified by God's word and by prayer.

New Heart English Bible
For it is sanctified through the word of God and prayer.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For it is sanctified by the word of God and by prayer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The word of God and prayer set it apart as holy.

New American Standard 1977
for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.

Jubilee Bible 2000
for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

King James 2000 Bible
For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

American King James Version
For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

American Standard Version
for it is sanctified through the word of God and prayer.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

Darby Bible Translation
for it is sanctified by God's word and freely addressing [him].

English Revised Version
for it is sanctified through the word of God and prayer.

Webster's Bible Translation
For it is sanctified by the word of God, and prayer.

Weymouth New Testament
For it is made holy by the word of God and by prayer.

World English Bible
For it is sanctified through the word of God and prayer.

Young's Literal Translation
for it is sanctified through the word of God and intercession.
Study Bible
Warnings against False Teachers
4For every creation of God is good, and nothing that is received with thanksgiving should be rejected, 5because it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. 6By pointing out these things to the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, nourished by the words of the faith and sound instruction you have followed.…
Cross References
Genesis 1:25
God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:31
God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Hebrews 11:3
By faith we understand that the universe was formed by God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
Treasury of Scripture

For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

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1 Timothy 4:3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats…

Luke 11:41 But rather give alms of such things as you have; and, behold, all …

1 Corinthians 7:14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving …

Titus 1:15 To the pure all things are pure: but to them that are defiled and …

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Luke 4:4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not …

(5) For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.--Not only are all created things to be considered pure, and not lightly to be put aside; but in the sight of God "every creature" is holy when received as His gift with thanksgiving and with prayer--such thanksgiving-prayer containing thoughts in exact accordance with the Spirit of God revealed in Scripture. Thus all food is sanctified, not only, or even chiefly, by the common formula of a Christian grace before meat. This too often degenerates into a mere form of words--into lip-service of the most heartless form--and is too often looked upon as a kind of religious charm. The sanctification referred to by St. Paul belongs to no one prayer or grace, but to the constant habit of referring everything to God as the giver of all--to the perpetual "office" of a devout heart which, taking everything as a gift from God, the lover and the friend of man, thanks God from the heart continually.

One, if not the oldest, form of a Christian grace before meat is the one found in the Apostolic Constitutions. It is very simple and beautiful, and perhaps not too long for daily use. It runs as follows: "Blessed be Thou, O Lord, who nourisheth men from very youth up, who givest meat to all flesh; fill our hearts with joy and gladness, so that we, always enjoying a sufficiency, may abound unto every good work in Christ Jesus our Lord, through whom be ascribed to Thee glory, honour, and power unto the ages. Amen."

Verse 5. - Through for by, A.V. It is sanctified through the Word of God. Considerable difference of opinion prevails among commentators as to the precise meaning of this verse, especially of the phrase, "the Word of God." Some refer to Gem 1:4, 10, 12, etc.; others to Genesis 1:29; Genesis 9:4, as containing the original grant of meats for the use of man; others to the scriptural phrases embodied in the words of the ἐντεύξις, the prayer of thanksgiving. Another possible reference would be to the Word of God recorded in Acts 10:13, 15, 28, by which that which had previously been unclean was now made clean or holy; or, lastly, it might mean "the blessing of God" given in answer to the "prayer" on each occasion, which suits well the present tense, ἁγιάζετι. Prayer (ἐντευξις; see 1 Timothy 2:1, note). For it is sanctified,.... Or set apart for use, and may be lawfully used at all times:

by the word of God; which declares that there is nothing in itself common, or unclean, or unfit for use, and that nothing that goes into a man defiles him; so that by virtue of this word of God, every creature may be made use of, that is fit for food: or else this designs the word of God, which gives a blessing to what is eaten; for it is not by bread or meat only, but through the word of God commanding a blessing on what is eaten, that man lives, Matthew 4:4 and therefore this blessing upon our food should be asked for: wherefore it follows,

and prayer; this being used before eating for a blessing on the food, and after it, in a way of thanksgiving for it, sanctifies every creature of God, or gives men a free use of any, or all of them. So the Israelites, when they had eaten, and were full, were to bless the Lord, Deuteronomy 8:10. And thus our Lord Jesus Christ, at meals, used to take the food, and bless it or ask a blessing on it, Matthew 14:19. And so did the Essenes among the Jews (h), and the Christians in Tertullian's (i) time; and the practice is highly necessary and commendable, nor ought it to be disused.

(h) Porphyr. de Abstinentia, l. 4. sect. 12. (i) Apolog. c. 39. 5. sanctified—"hallowed"; set apart as holy for the use of believing men: separated from "the creature," which is under the bondage of vanity and corruption (Ro 8:19, etc.). Just as in the Lord's Supper, the thanksgiving prayer sanctifies the elements, separating them from their naturally alien position in relation to the spiritual world, and transferring them to their true relation to the new life. So in every use of the creature, thanksgiving prayer has the same effect, and ought always to be used (1Co 10:30, 31).

by the word of God and prayer—that is, "by means of intercessory prayer" (so the Greek)—that is, consecratory prayer in behalf of "the creature" or food—that prayer mainly consisting of "the word of God." The Apostolic Constitutions [7.49], give this ancient grace, almost wholly consisting of Scripture, "Blessed art thou, O Lord, who feedest me from my youth, who givest food to all flesh: Fill our hearts with joy and gladness, that we, having all sufficiency, may abound unto every good work in Christ Jesus our Lord, through whom glory, honour, and might, be to thee for ever. Amen." In the case of inspired men, "the word of God" would refer to their inspired prayers (1Ki 17:1); but as Paul speaks in general, including uninspired men's thanksgiving for meals, the "word of God" more probably refers to the Scripture words used in thanksgiving prayers.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.
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