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

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal truths- For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 14:17 FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS NOT MEAT OR DRINK BUT RIGHTEOUSNESS AND PEACE AND JOY IN THE HOLY SPIRIT --- JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS I SPEAK UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE --- ROMANS 14:21 IT IS GOOD NEITHER TO EAT FLESH NOR TO DRINK WINE NOR ANYTHING WHEREBY THY BROTHER STUMBLETH OR IS OFFENDED OR IS MADE WEAK
  • Ray321
    Romans 14:7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. God is in control of everything , Satan has to ask permission.
  • Lu2677
    Edna, James 2:21 "Abraham our father justified by works." Galations 3:11 "Not justified by the law." Under the umbrella of Salvation we are justified by works, and justified not by works. I am not disputing against Galations 3:11. I consider the whole counsel of the Lord. Ro.14:22 "Happy is he that condemneth not himself in the things God allows" Allowing men to be justified by works and not.
  • BSP
    Verse 13 is a good reminder that we should stop judging others. We are all imperfect and it is not our place to judge others.
  • Wayne
    Bernice Maxwell, Satan, the devil, will be in the lake of fire, Revelation 29:10

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