New Living Translation
Since everything God created is good, we should not reject any of it but receive it with thanks.
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,
1 Timothy 4:4 Parallel
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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.
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.
But the voice spoke again: "Do not call something unclean if God has made it clean."
Those who worship the Lord on a special day do it to honor him. Those who eat any kind of food do so to honor the Lord, since they give thanks to God before eating. And those who refuse to eat certain foods also want to please the Lord and give thanks to God.
1 Corinthians 10:26
For "the earth is the LORD's, and everything in it."
1 Corinthians 10:30
If I can thank God for the food and enjoy it, why should I be condemned for eating it?
1 Timothy 4:3
They will say it is wrong to be married and wrong to eat certain foods. But God created those foods to be eaten with thanks by faithful people who know the truth.
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