1 Timothy 4:4
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English Standard Version
For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be rejected that is received with thanksgiving:

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

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Creature (κτίσμα)

Not in Paul. See James 1:18; Revelation 5:13; Revelation 8:9. A created thing. For κτίσις creation or creature, frequent in Paul, see on Romans 8:19; see on 2 Corinthians 5:17; see on Colossians 1:15. Κτίσμα in lxx, Wisd. 9:2; 13:5; 14:11; Sir. 38:34; 3 Macc. 5:11.

Refused (ἀπὸβλητον)

Lit. thrown away. N.T.o. In ecclesiastical writings, excommunicated. On the whole verse, comp. Acts 10:15; Romans 11:15; 1 Corinthians 10:25, 1 Corinthians 10:26, 1 Corinthians 10:30, 1 Corinthians 10:31.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

every.

Genesis 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Deuteronomy 32:4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.

and.

Acts 11:7-9 And I heard a voice saying to me, Arise, Peter; slay and eat...

Acts 15:20,21,29 But that we write to them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood...

Acts 21:25 As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing...

Romans 14:14,20 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteems any thing to be unclean...

1 Corinthians 10:23,25 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not...

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

Acts 10:15
And the voice came to him again a second time, "What God has made clean, do not call common."

Romans 14:6
The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God.

1 Corinthians 10:26
For "the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof."

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

1 Timothy 4:3
who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.

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