Romans 14:17

“For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the kingdome of God is not meat and drinke; but righteousnes, and peace, and ioy in the holy Ghost.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
- Basic English Bible

for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in [the] Holy Spirit.
- Darby Bible

For the kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
- Webster's Bible

For the Kingdom of God does not consist of eating and drinking, but of right conduct, peace and joy, through the Holy Spirit;
- Weymouth Bible

for the Kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
- World English Bible

For whi the rewme of God is not mete and drynk, but riytwisnesse and pees and ioye in the Hooli Goost.
- Wycliffe Bible

for the reign of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 14:17


14:17 For the kingdom of God - That is, true religion, does not consist in external observances. But in righteousness - The image of God stamped on the heart; the love of God and man, accompanied with the peace that passeth all understanding, and joy in the Holy Ghost.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 14:17


Ro 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink. Christ's dominion; the church visibly; personally, his sway over your soul. This does not depend on "meat and drink". It rises higher than food questions. Personally, its essence is not in external things. It consists of: Righteousness. Justification; the forgiveness of sins. Peace. Reconciliation to God, and peace of soul as the result. And joy in the Holy Ghost. The rejoicing of those who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit (Ro 8:1,4). Seek these rather than to eat and drink what you will.

Discussion for Romans 14

  • Lu2677
    The Holy Spirit does not teach people that are following false doctrine that is being taught by false teachers. Test every spirit using the word of God. Christians are of one mind, one spirit, Christians agree on Biblical doctrine.
  • John mckoy
    if you are a Christian, you should accept others who say they are a Christian no matter what denominations ,they are GOD PEOPLES .THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL TEACH THEM.
  • Tye
    This means that let no man judge you if your following Christ. If I am following the law by,keeping Sabbath, not eating pork. No one should judge me or try to put stumbling blocks in my way because of my convictions.him also i cannot judge my bretheren because they do not do as i do. God said EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW.I love this passage so enlightening. Its hard following Christ in a world that doesn't know him. God bless
  • Hono
    It simply means that each day is equal for worshiping God
  • Mona soliz for verse 2
    I believe it means that those who are strong in faith can endure all things and those who believe but are weak can endure little but should not be judge because God recieves all who believe through Christ.We who are stronger should strive everyday to help those who are weaker to become strong as one.we should also realize that being stronger does not make us better as we all fall short and sin.Romans touched my heart deeply and gave me a greater understanding of God's mercy and the belief that I should live my life everday as God wants and I also want to one day stand in his Glory.It was truly humbling to read.
  • Ivan Pryor Burnett III for verse 8
    Romans 14: 7-8 is powerful to me it is a heart warmer.

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