New International Version
For everything God created 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:
Darby Bible Translation
For every creature of God [is] good, and nothing [is] to be rejected, being 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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For every creature of God is good - That is: Every creature which God has made for man's nourishment is good for that purpose, and to be thankfully received whenever necessary for the support of human life; and nothing of that sort is at any time to be refused, ουδεν αποβλητον, rejected or despised. We find a saying very similar to this in Lucian's Timon: Ουτοι αποβλητα εισι δωρα τα παρα Διος. The gifts which are from Jove ought not to be Despised. This appears to have been a proverbial saying among the heathens.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'Exercise thyself unto Godliness.'--1 TIM. iv. 7. Timothy seems to have been not a very strong character: sensitive, easily discouraged, and perhaps with a constitutional tendency to indolence. At all events, it is very touching to notice how the old Apostle--a prisoner, soon to be a martyr--forgot all about his own anxieties and burdens, and, through both of his letters to his young helper, gives himself to the task of bracing him up. Thus he says to him, in my text, amongst other trumpet-tongued …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Epistle cxxiii. To Venantius and Italica .
"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
Prefatory Scripture Passages.
God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning--the sixth day.
The voice spoke to him a second time, "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean."
Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God; and whoever abstains does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God.
1 Corinthians 10:26
for, "The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it."
1 Corinthians 10:30
If I take part in the meal with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of something I thank God for?
1 Timothy 4:3
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.
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