1 Corinthians 4:20 For the kingdom of God does not consist in words but in power.


Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For the kingdom of God does not consist in words but in power.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

For the kingdom of God is not in talk but in power.

International Standard Version

for the kingdom of God isn't just talk, but also power.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

For the kingdom of God consists of and is based on not talk but power ( moral power and excellence of soul).

An Understandable Version

For God's kingdom is not a matter of [impressive] words, but of [spiritual] power.

Anderson New Testament

For the kingdom of God is not in speech, but in power.

Bible in Basic English

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

Common New Testament

For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for the gospel dispensation does not consist in talk, but in power.

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

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

Goodspeed New Testament

For the reign of God is not a matter of words but of power.

John Wesley New Testament

For the kingdom of God is not in speech, but in power.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For the kingdom of God is not in words, but in virtue.

Julia Smith Translation

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

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

For the kingdom of God [is] not with talk, but with power.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For the Kingdom of God is not in words, but in power.

Moffatt New Testament

For God's Reign does not show itself in talk but in power.

Montgomery New Testament

For the kingdom of God is not in talk, but in power.

NET Bible

For the kingdom of God is demonstrated not in idle talk but with power.

New Heart English Bible

For the Kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.

Noyes New Testament

for the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.

Sawyer New Testament

for the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.

The Emphasized Bible

For, not in speech, is the kingdom of God, but, in power.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For the kingdom of God is not in talk, but in power.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For the Kingdom of God is based, not on words, but on power.

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

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

Williams New Testament

for the kingdom of God does not consist in talking but in doing.

World English Bible

For the Kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.

Worrell New Testament

for the Kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.

Worsley New Testament

for the kingdom of God consisteth not in speech, but in power.

Youngs Literal Translation

for not in word is the reign of God, but in power?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

the kingdom
βασιλεία 
Basileia 
Usage: 54

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

is not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

in
ἐν 
En 
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128
Usage: 2128

λόγος 
Logos 
Usage: 256

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
Usage: 461

Context Readings

Paul's Concern For The Corinthian Believers

19 But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I shall find out, not the words of those who are arrogant but their power. 20 For the kingdom of God does not consist in words but in power. 21 What do you desire? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love and a spirit of gentleness?


Cross References

1 Corinthians 2:4

and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,

2 Corinthians 10:4-5

for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.

Romans 14:17

for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 1:24

but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

1 Thessalonians 1:5

for our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake.

Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

Romans 15:19

in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Spirit; so that from Jerusalem and round about as far as Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.

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