New Living Translation
For we know it is made acceptable by the word of God and prayer.
King James 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.
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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:5 It is sanctified by the word of God - Creating all, and giving it to man for food. And by prayer - The children of God are to pray for the sanctification of all the creatures which they use. And not only the Christians, but even the Jews, yea, the very heathens used to consecrate their table by prayer.
LibraryGrace Before Meat.
O most gracious God, and loving Father, who feedest all creatures living, which depend upon thy divine providence, we beseech thee, sanctify these creatures, which thou hast ordained for us; give them virtue to nourish our bodies in life and health; and give us grace to receive them soberly and thankfully, as from thy hands; that so, in the strength of these and thy other blessings, we may walk in the uprightness of our hearts, before thy face, this day, and all the days of our lives, through Jesus …
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety
The Daily Walk with Others (ii. ).
Answer to Mr. W's Fifth Objection.
God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to produce offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.
Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good! And evening passed and morning came, marking the sixth day.
By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God's command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.
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