1 Timothy 4:5
New International Version
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.

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

Contemporary English Version
What God has said and your prayer will make it fit to eat.

Good News Translation
because the word of God and the prayer make it acceptable to God.

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 according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that crawls upon the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

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.

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.

it.

1 Timothy 4:3
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.

Luke 11:41
But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.

1 Corinthians 7:14
For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.

the.

Luke 4:4
And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.







Lexicon
because
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

it is sanctified
ἁγιάζεται (hagiazetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 37: From hagios; to make holy, i.e. purify or consecrate; to venerate.

by
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

[the] word
λόγου (logou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

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

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

prayer.
ἐντεύξεως (enteuxeōs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1783: From entugchano; an interview, i.e. supplication.
(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). 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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