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

New Living Translation
Since everything God created is good, we should not reject any of it but receive it with thanks.

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

Berean Study Bible
For every creation of God is good, and nothing that is received with thanksgiving should be rejected,

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

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

New King James Version
For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be 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;

NASB 1995
For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude;

NASB 1977
For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with gratitude;

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

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For everything created by God is good, and nothing should be rejected if it is 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:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For every creation is beautiful to God, and there is nothing to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,

Contemporary English Version
Everything God created is good. And if you give thanks, you may eat anything.

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:

Good News Translation
Everything that God has created is good; nothing is to be rejected, but everything is to be received with a prayer of thanks,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Everything God created is good. Nothing should be rejected if it is received with prayers of thanks.

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

Literal Standard Version
because every creature of God [is] good, and nothing [is] to be rejected, with thanksgiving being received,

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.

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.

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

Young's Literal Translation
because every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, with thanksgiving being received,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Warnings against False Teachers
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, 5because it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.…

Cross References
Genesis 1:31
And God looked upon all that He had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning--the sixth day.

Acts 10:15
The voice spoke to him a second time: "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean."

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 10:26
for, "The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof."

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

1 Timothy 4:3
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.


Treasury of Scripture

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

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 unto me, Arise, Peter; slay and eat…

Acts 15:20,21,29
But that we write unto 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, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication.









(4) For every creature of God is good.--To teach that anything created was unclean would be an insult to the Creator. The very fact of its being His creation is enough. If made by God, then it must be good.

And nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving.--Every kind of food and drink may become hateful in the eyes of the all-pure God if misused, if partaken of without any sense of gratitude to the Divine giver. But nothing which can be made use of as food ought to be regarded as unclean or as polluted; every kind of food is intended for man, the only condition being that whatever is partaken of should be gratefully received by him as a gift.

Verse 4. - Is to be rejected for to be refused, A.V. Nothing is to be rejected. The A.V., "nothing to be refused," manifestly uses "nothing" in its adverbial sense ("in no degree," "not at all," Johnson's 'Dict.'), as οὐδέν in Greek is also commonly used (Liddell and Scott). In fact, it is very difficult to construe the passage as the R.V. does. To say "nothing is to be rejected if it is received," is scarcely sense. But to say that every creature of God is good (and on that account not to be rejected) if it is received with thanksgiving is very good and edifying sense. Creature (κτίσμα). The form commonly used by St. Paul is κτίσις (Romans 8:20, 21, 22; 2 Corinthians 5:17, etc.). But κτίσμα stands by the side of κτίσις, like βρῶμα by the side of βρῶσις ὅραμα by the side of ὅρασις πόμα by the side of πόσις, and many more. The form κτίσμα ισ found in James 1:18; and twice in Revelation. Good (καλόν); with reference to Genesis 1:10, 12, etc. To be refused (ἀπόβλητον); only here in the New Testament, but found in classical Greek, and not uncommon in the LXX. and other Greek versions, for that which is "unclean," or "abominable." If it be received with thanksgiving. This clearly refers to "every creature of God," and is the condition on which it is good in relation to the receiver. Nothing can be clearer or more certain than that the apostle is not arguing against the Manichean doctrine of the evil of matter, or the works of the Demiurge, but against Jewish scruples about meats. "Every creature of God," he says, "is good" - words which would have no force if the creatures in question were not admitted to be the works of God, but thought to be the works of the Demiurge. But applied to the Jewish scruples, the words are perfectly relevant. Every creature of God is good, and on no account to be treated as common or unclean (Acts 10:15, 28), provided only that it be received with thanksgiving.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

every
πᾶν (pan)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

creation
κτίσμα (ktisma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 2938: A created thing, a creature. From ktizo; an original formation, i.e. Product.

of God
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

[is] good,
καλόν (kalon)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 2570: Properly, beautiful, but chiefly good, i.e. Valuable or virtuous.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

nothing
οὐδὲν (ouden)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3762: No one, none, nothing.

that is received
λαμβανόμενον (lambanomenon)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

with
μετὰ (meta)
Preposition
Strong's 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

thanksgiving
εὐχαριστίας (eucharistias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 2169: Thankfulness, gratitude; giving of thanks, thanksgiving. From eucharistos; gratitude; actively, grateful language.

should be rejected,
ἀπόβλητον (apoblēton)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 579: Worthy to be cast away, worthless, regarded as vile. From apoballo; cast off, i.e. such as to be rejected.


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