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

  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 15:10 CORRECTION IS GRIEVOUS UNTO HIM THAT FORSAKETH THE WAY AND HE THAT HATETH REPROOF SHALL DIE psalm 111:7 the works of HIS hands are verity and judgement all HIS commandments are sure psalm 33:4 for the word of the LORD is right all HIS works are done in truth john 8:16 and yet if I judge MY judgement is true for I am not alone but I and the FATHER that sent ME
  • Steve morrow
    -continued- therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person-----PROVERBS 10:17 HE IS IN THE WAY OF LIFE THAT KEEPETH INSTRUCTION BUT HE THAT REFUSETH REPROOF ERRETH-----john 5:30 I can of mine ownself do nothing as I hear I judge and MY judgement is just because I seek not mine own will but the will of the FATHER which hath sent ME
  • Steve morrow
    1 Corinthians 5:11 but now have I written unto you not to keep company if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator or covetous or an idolater or a railer or a drunkard or an extortioner with such an one no not to eat 5:12 for what have I to do to judge them also that are without do not you judge them that are within 5:13 but them that are without GOD judgeth therefore put away -continued-
  • Steve morrow
    john 12:47 and if any man hear MY words and believe not I judge him not for I came not to judge the world but to save the world------ john 5:34 but I receive not testimony from man but these things I say that you might be saved ------JOHN 12:48 HE THAT REJECTETH ME AND RECEIVETH NOT MY WORDS HATH ONE THAT JUDGETH HIM THE THAT I HAVE SPOKEN THE SAME SHALL JUDGE HIM IN THE LAST DAY
  • Magdalene
    Jesus is the only to judge
    We must stop judging others
    One day we all will reall knw who jesus is
    He has die on the cross for our sins
    We must've him dearly
  • Irene123
    To Bernice Maxwell - Sorry Bernice, satan is NOT going to 'worship' God. Why do you think satan is trying to get everybody to follow him instead of God? You've heard of or know people who hate, i.e. Hitler, etc.; Well, where do you s'pose that hate in them came from? Maria, you need to acknowledge that satan is pure evil, or you won't make it. This is said with love to you, pls b'lve me.

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