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

  • 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
  • Bruce
    word: For all have sinned, and come short of The Glory of God / For the wages of sin is death;but the gift of God is Eternal Life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans3:23, 6:23 /--- Depart from me,ye cursed,into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: Matthew 25:41/ fallen Angels will spend eternity in the lake of fire. / Angels just don't drop dead, they are not people.
  • Word
    Yep! Satan is fried from within to out. That's blotted out Ezekiel 28:18,19. He is sentence to death and is the son of perdition death! Only person who is sentence to die. There will be a lot of fallen angels that die at the 7th trump but they just drop dead. Now for the rest of the folks that are on the other side they will be blotted out at the Great White Throne Judgment at the end.
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 14:17 FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS NOT MEAT AND DRINK BUT RIGHTEOUSNESS AND PEACE AND JOY IN THE HOLY SPIRIT *****LUKE 16:16 THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS WERE UNTIL JOHN SINCE THAT TIME THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS PREACHED*****ACTS 14:22 CONFIRMING THE SOULS OF THE DISCIPLES AND EXHORTING THEM TO CONTINUE IN THE FAITH AND THAT WE THROUGH MUCH TRIBULATION ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD
  • 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

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