1 Timothy 4:4 [study!]
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) 
For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it be received with thanksgiving:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
For every creature of God [is] good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
For every creature of God [is] good, and nothing to be refused, if received with thanksgiving:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
For every creature of God [is] good, and nothing [is] to be rejected, being received with thanksgiving;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
Because, every creature of God, is good, and nothing to be cast away, if, with thanksgiving, it be received,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
because every creature of God [is] good, and nothing [is] to be rejected, with thanksgiving being received,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be rejected that is received with thanksgiving:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) 
For euery creature of God [is] good, and nothing to be refused, if it be receiued with thankesgiuing:
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
because every creature of Aloha is good, and nothing to be abominated, if with thanksgiving it be received;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
Because whatever is created by God is good; and there is nothing which should be rejected if it be received with thankfulness;
Neuter of G3748
as conjugation; demonstrative that
(sometimes redundant); causatively because
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all
, the whole
; an original formation
(concretely), that is, product
Of uncertain affinity; a deity
, especially (with G3588
; figuratively a magistrate
; by Hebraism very
Of uncertain affinity; properly beautiful
, but chiefly (figuratively) good
(literally or morally), that is, valuable
, and thus distinguished from G0018
, which is properly intrinsic
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative
and sometimes also a cumulative
, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
; not even one
(man, woman or thing), that is, none
to be refused,
; cast off
, that is, (figuratively) such as to be rejected
if it be received
A prolonged form of a primary verb, which is used only as an alternate in certain tenses; to take
(in very many applications, literally and figuratively [probably objective or active, to get hold
of; whereas G1209
is rather subjective or passive, to have offered
to one; while G0138
is more violent, to seize
Tense - Present (See G5774
Voice - Passive (See G5786
Mood - Participle (See G5796
Count - 360
A primary preposition (often used adverbially); properly denoting accompaniment
; 'amid' (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive case association
, or accusative case succession
) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between G0575
; less intimate than G1722
, and less close than G4862
; active grateful language
(to God, as an act of worship).
1 Timothy 4:4-5
_ _ Translate as Greek, “Because” (expressing a reason resting on an objective fact; or, as here, a Scripture quotation) “For” (a reason resting on something subjective in the writer’s mind).
_ _ every creature ... good (Genesis 1:31; Romans 14:14, Romans 14:20). A refutation by anticipation of the Gnostic opposition to creation: the seeds of which were now lurking latently in the Church. Judaism (Acts 10:11-16; 1 Corinthians 10:25, 1 Corinthians 10:26) was the starting-point of the error as to meats: Oriental Gnosis added new elements. The old Gnostic heresy is now almost extinct; but its remains in the celibacy of Rome’s priesthood, and in its fasts from animal meats, enjoined under the penalty of mortal sin, remain.
_ _ if ... with thanksgiving Meats, though pure in themselves, become impure by being received with an unthankful mind (Romans 14:6; Titus 1:15).
1 Timothy 4:4
(7) For every creature of God [is] good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
(7) He sets an apostolic rule for taking away the difference of meats, against that false doctrine.
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.
Acts 11:7-9 And I heard a voice saying unto me, Arise, Peter; slay and eat. ... But the voice answered me again from heaven, What God hath cleansed, [that] call not thou common.
Acts 15:20-21 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and [from] fornication, and [from] things strangled, and [from] blood. ... For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
Acts 15:29 That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.
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.
Romans 14:14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that [there is] nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him [it is] unclean.
Romans 14:20 For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed [are] pure; but [it is] evil for that man who eateth with offence.
1 Corinthians 10:23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
1 Corinthians 10:25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, [that] eat, asking no question for conscience sake:
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