1 Corinthians 4:20

“For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the kingdome of God is not in word, but in power.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the kingdom of God does not consist in words but in power.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power.
- Basic English Bible

For the kingdom of God [is] not in word, but in power.
- Darby Bible

For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.
- Webster's Bible

For Apostolic authority is not a thing of words, but of power.
- Weymouth Bible

For the Kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.
- World English Bible

For the rewme of God is not in word, but in vertu.
- Wycliffe Bible

for not in word is the reign of God, but in power?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 4:20


4:20 For the kingdom of God - Real religion, does not consist in words, but in the power of God ruling the heart.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 4:20


1Co 4:20 For the kingdom of God [is] not in word, but in power. For in the kingdom of God it is not words or professions which avail, but the power of God in the heart.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 4:20

  • Its so true it 's all glory to Jesus his power from the Holy Ghost it 's not us
  • Tsegah Mawutor for verse 20
    The kingdom of God comes as a result of the demonstration of the power of the Holy Ghost,not just by the educated words of men
  • Nanah wusu for verse 20
    The kingdom of God is not in the eloquency of preaching,but in practical demonstration of the power of the Holy Ghost to heal, deliver,impart,bless,ect.
  • Josephat for verse 20
    The kingdom of God is not in word,means that its not like sharing a story about what happened. But bringing the supernatural into natural by the power of the holy spirit that raised jesus from the dead.
  • Josephat for verse 20
    The kingdom of God is not word,means that its not like sharing a story about what happened. But bringing the supernatural into natural by the power of the holy spirit that raised jesus from the dead.
  • Ajieroh Christian Chukwuemeka for verse 20
    The word isn't enough. The demonstration of the word is the power that backs up the word. And God said let there be light......... (God spoke the word).....and there was light......(that's power backing the word). Light didn't come just as a result of the word spoken. It came as a result of the word backed appropriately. That's power. The HolyGhost should be involved in all life's activities. He is the power behind the word(s) He has put in our mouth(s).

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