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.
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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For it is sanctified by the word of God - By the authority or permission of God. It would be profane or unholy if he had forbidden it; it is made holy or proper for our use by his permission, and no command of "man" can make it unholy or improper; compare Genesis 1:29; Genesis 9:3.
And prayer - If it is partaken of with prayer. By prayer we are enabled to receive it with gratitude, and everything that we eat or drink may thus be made a means of grace.
LibraryEpistle ii. To Anastasius, Bishop of Antioch.
To Anastasius, Bishop of Antioch. Gregory to Anastasius, Patriarch of Antioch. I have received the letters of your most sweet Blessedness, which flowed with tears for words. For I saw in them a cloud flying aloft as clouds do; but, though it carried with it a darkness of sorrow, I could not easily discover at its commencement whence it came or whither it was going, since by reason of the darkness I speak of I did not fully understand its origin. Yet it becomes you, most holy ones, ever to recall …
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great
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God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.
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