Parallel Verses

Amplified

[After all] the kingdom of God is not a matter of [getting the] food and drink [one likes], but instead it is righteousness (that state which makes a person acceptable to God) and [heart] peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

For God's kingdom does not consist of food and drink, but of righteousness, peace, and joy produced by the Holy Spirit.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

An Understandable Version

For God's kingdom is not a matter of what people eat or drink, but [instead, it is a matter] of doing what is right, having peace [of heart] and having [inner] joy, which come from the Holy Spirit.

Anderson New Testament

For the kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Bible in Basic English

For the kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Common New Testament

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

Daniel Mace New Testament

for the gospel dispensation does not consist in meats and drinks, but in piety and peace, and spiritual joy.

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Goodspeed New Testament

The Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of uprightness, peace, and happiness through the possession of the holy Spirit.

John Wesley New Testament

For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

For the kingdom of God is not food and drink; but justice, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.

King James 2000

For the kingdom of God is not food and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, peace and joy, in the holy ghost.

Moffatt New Testament

The Reign of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, it means righteousness, peace, and joy in the holy Spirit;

Montgomery New Testament

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

NET Bible

For the kingdom of God does not consist of food and drink, but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.

New Heart English Bible

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

Noyes New Testament

For the kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit;

Sawyer New Testament

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

The Emphasized Bible

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

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For the Kingdom of God does not consist of eating and drinking, but of righteousness and peace and gladness through the presence of the Holy Spirit.

Webster

For the kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Weymouth New Testament

For the Kingdom of God does not consist of eating and drinking, but of right conduct, peace and joy, through the Holy Spirit;

Williams New Testament

For the kingdom of God does not consist in what we eat and drink, but in doing right, in peace and joy through the Holy Spirit;

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

for the Kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Worsley New Testament

but in righteousness and peace, and joy in the holy Ghost: for he,

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Verse Picture

Interlinear

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

the kingdom
βασιλεία 
Basileia 
Usage: 54

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

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

βρῶσις 
Brosis 
Usage: 5

and





and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

πόσις 
Posis 
Usage: 2

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

δικαιοσύνη 
Dikaiosune 
Usage: 83

εἰρήνη 
Eirene 
Usage: 71

joy
χαρά 
Chara 
Usage: 44

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

the
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

G40
ἅγιος 
Hagios 
Usage: 209

Devotionals

Devotionals about Romans 14:17

Images Romans 14:17

Context Readings

Do Not Pass Judgment On One Another

16 Do not therefore let what seems good to you be considered an evil thing [by someone else]. [In other words, do not give occasion for others to criticize that which is justifiable for you.] 17 [After all] the kingdom of God is not a matter of [getting the] food and drink [one likes], but instead it is righteousness (that state which makes a person acceptable to God) and [heart] peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18 He who serves Christ in this way is acceptable and pleasing to God and is approved by men.



Cross References

Romans 15:13

May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.

Matthew 6:33

But seek ( aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness ( His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.

1 Corinthians 8:8

Now food [itself] will not cause our acceptance by God nor commend us to Him. Eating [food offered to idols] gives us no advantage; neither do we come short or become any worse if we do not eat [it].

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness,

1 Corinthians 6:9

Do you not know that the unrighteous and the wrongdoers will not inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived (misled): neither the impure and immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who participate in homosexuality,

Isaiah 61:3

To grant [consolation and joy] to those who mourn in Zion -- "to give them an ornament (a garland or diadem) of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the garment [expressive] of praise instead of a heavy, burdened, and failing spirit -- "that they may be called oaks of righteousness [lofty, strong, and magnificent, distinguished for uprightness, justice, and right standing with God], the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.

Romans 8:6

Now the mind of the flesh [which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit] is death [death that comprises all the miseries arising from sin, both here and hereafter]. But the mind of the [Holy] Spirit is life and [soul] peace [both now and forever].

Isaiah 45:24

Only in the Lord shall one say, I have righteousness (salvation and victory) and strength [to achieve]. To Him shall all come who were incensed against Him, and they shall be ashamed.

Isaiah 55:12

For you shall go out [from the spiritual exile caused by sin and evil into the homeland] with joy and be led forth [by your Leader, the Lord Himself, and His word] with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

Daniel 2:44

And in the days of these [final ten] kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed, nor shall its sovereignty be left to another people; but it shall break and crush and consume all these kingdoms and it shall stand forever.

1 Corinthians 4:20

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

Philippians 2:1

So by whatever [appeal to you there is in our mutual dwelling in Christ, by whatever] strengthening and consoling and encouraging [our relationship] in Him [affords], by whatever persuasive incentive there is in love, by whatever participation in the [Holy] Spirit [we share], and by whatever depth of affection and compassionate sympathy,

Jeremiah 23:5-6

Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch (Sprout), and He will reign as King and do wisely and will execute justice and righteousness in the land.

Daniel 9:24

Seventy weeks [of years, or 490 years] are decreed upon your people and upon your holy city [Jerusalem], to finish and put an end to transgression, to seal up and make full the measure of sin, to purge away and make expiation and reconciliation for sin, to bring in everlasting righteousness (permanent moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation) to seal up vision and prophecy and prophet, and to anoint a Holy of Holies.

Matthew 3:2

And saying, Repent ( think differently; change your mind, regretting your sins and changing your conduct), for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Luke 14:15

When one of those who reclined [at the table] with Him heard this, he said to Him, Blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!

Luke 17:20-21

Asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He replied to them by saying, The kingdom of God does not come with signs to be observed or with visible display,

John 3:3

Jesus answered him, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that unless a person is born again (anew, from above), he cannot ever see (know, be acquainted with, and experience) the kingdom of God.

John 3:5

Jesus answered, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, unless a man is born of water and [ even] the Spirit, he cannot [ever] enter the kingdom of God.

John 16:33

I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]

Acts 9:31

So the church throughout the whole of Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was edified [growing in wisdom, virtue, and piety] and walking in the respect and reverential fear of the Lord and in the consolation and exhortation of the Holy Spirit, continued to increase and was multiplied.

Acts 13:52

And the disciples were continually filled [throughout their souls] with joy and the Holy Spirit.

Romans 5:1-5

Therefore, since we are justified ( acquitted, declared righteous, and given a right standing with God) through faith, let us [grasp the fact that we] have [the peace of reconciliation to hold and to enjoy] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

Romans 8:15-16

For [the Spirit which] you have now received [is] not a spirit of slavery to put you once more in bondage to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption [the Spirit producing sonship] in [the bliss of] which we cry, Abba (Father)! Father!

1 Corinthians 1:30

But it is from Him that you have your life in Christ Jesus, Whom God made our Wisdom from God, [revealed to us a knowledge of the divine plan of salvation previously hidden, manifesting itself as] our Righteousness [thus making us upright and putting us in right standing with God], and our Consecration [making us pure and holy], and our Redemption [providing our ransom from eternal penalty for sin].

2 Corinthians 5:21

For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [ endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness].

Philippians 3:3

For we [Christians] are the true circumcision, who worship God in spirit and by the Spirit of God and exult and glory and pride ourselves in Jesus Christ, and put no confidence or dependence [on what we are] in the flesh and on outward privileges and physical advantages and external appearances -- "

Philippians 3:9

And that I may [actually] be found and known as in Him, not having any [self-achieved] righteousness that can be called my own, based on my obedience to the Law's demands (ritualistic uprightness and supposed right standing with God thus acquired), but possessing that [genuine righteousness] which comes through faith in Christ (the Anointed One), the [truly] right standing with God, which comes from God by [saving] faith.

Philippians 4:4

Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, gladden yourselves in Him]; again I say, Rejoice!

Philippians 4:7

And God's peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 1:11

[We pray] that you may be invigorated and strengthened with all power according to the might of His glory, [to exercise] every kind of endurance and patience (perseverance and forbearance) with joy,

Colossians 2:16-17

Therefore let no one sit in judgment on you in matters of food and drink, or with regard to a feast day or a New Moon or a Sabbath.

1 Thessalonians 1:6

And you [set yourselves to] become imitators of us and [through us] of the Lord Himself, for you welcomed our message in [spite of] much persecution, with joy [inspired] by the Holy Spirit;

1 Thessalonians 2:12

To live lives worthy of God, Who calls you into His own kingdom and the glorious blessedness [ into which true believers will enter after Christ's return].

Hebrews 13:9

Do not be carried about by different and varied and alien teachings; for it is good for the heart to be established and ennobled and strengthened by means of grace (God's favor and spiritual blessing) and not [to be devoted to] foods [rules of diet and ritualistic meals], which bring no [spiritual] benefit or profit to those who observe them.

2 Peter 1:1

Simon Peter, a servant and apostle (special messenger) of Jesus Christ, to those who have received (obtained an equal privilege of) like precious faith with ourselves in and through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:

1 Peter 1:8

Without having seen Him, you love Him; though you do not [even] now see Him, you believe in Him and exult and thrill with inexpressible and glorious (triumphant, heavenly) joy.

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