Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 allow what seems good to you to be spoken of as evil. 17 For God's kingdom does not consist of food and drink, but of righteousness, peace, and joy produced by the Holy Spirit. 18 For the person who serves the Messiah in this way is pleasing to God and approved by people.



Cross References

Romans 15:13

Now may God, the source of hope, fill you with all joy and peace as you believe, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 6:33

But first be concerned about God's kingdom and his righteousness, and all of these things will be provided for you as well.

1 Corinthians 8:8

However, food will not bring us closer to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat food that has been offered to an idol, and no better off if we do.

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

1 Corinthians 6:9

You know that wicked people will not inherit the kingdom of God, don't you? Stop deceiving yourselves! Sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexuals,

Isaiah 61:3

to provide for those who grieve in Zion to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, a mantle of praise instead of a spirit of despair." "Then people will call them "Oaks of Righteousness", "The Planting of the LORD", in order to display his splendor.

Romans 8:6

To focus our minds on the human nature leads to death, but to focus our minds on the Spirit leads to life and peace.

Isaiah 45:24

One will say of me, "Only in the LORD are victories and might.' All who raged against him will come to him and will be put to shame.

Isaiah 55:12

"For you will go out in joy, and come back with peace; the mountains and the hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees in the fields will clap their hands.

Daniel 2:44

"During the reigns of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor its sovereignty left in the hands of another people. It will shatter and crush all of these kingdoms, and it will stand forever.

1 Corinthians 4:20

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

Philippians 2:1

Therefore, if there is any encouragement in the Messiah, if there is any comfort of love, if there is any fellowship in the Spirit, if there is any compassion and sympathy,

Jeremiah 23:5-6

"The time is coming," declares the LORD, "when I'll raise up a righteous branch for David. He will be a king who rules wisely, and he will administer justice and righteousness in the land.

Daniel 9:24

Seventy weeks have been decreed concerning your people and your holy city: to restrain transgression, to put an end to sin, to make atonement for lawlessness, to establish everlasting righteousness, to conclude vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy Place.

Matthew 3:2

"Repent, because the kingdom from heaven is near!"

Luke 14:15

Now one of those eating with him heard this and told him, "How blessed is the person who will eat in the kingdom of God!"

Luke 17:20-21

Once Jesus was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come. He answered them, "The kingdom of God is not coming with a visible display.

John 3:3

Jesus replied to him, "Truly, I tell you emphatically, unless a person is born from above he cannot see the kingdom of God."

John 3:5

Jesus answered, "Truly, I tell you emphatically, unless a person is born of water and Spirit he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

John 16:33

I have told you this so that through me you may have peace. In the world you'll have trouble, but be courageous I've overcome the world!"

Acts 9:31

So the church throughout Judea, Galilee, and Samaria enjoyed peace. As it continued to be built up and to live in the fear of the Lord, it kept increasing in numbers through the encouragement of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 13:52

Meanwhile, the disciples continued to be full of joy and the Holy Spirit.

Romans 5:1-5

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus the Messiah.

Romans 8:15-16

For you have not received a spirit of slavery that leads you into fear again. Instead, you have received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba! Father!"

1 Corinthians 1:30

It is because of God that you are in union with the Messiah Jesus, who for us has become wisdom from God, as well as our righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.

2 Corinthians 5:21

God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that God's righteousness would be produced in us.

Philippians 3:3

For it is we who are the circumcision we who worship in the Spirit of God and find our joy in the Messiah Jesus. We have not placed any confidence in the flesh,

Philippians 3:9

and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the Law, but one that comes through the faithfulness of the Messiah, the righteousness that comes from God and that depends on faith.

Philippians 4:4

Keep on rejoicing in the Lord at all times. I will say it again: Keep on rejoicing!

Philippians 4:7

Then God's peace, which goes far beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your hearts and minds in union with the Messiah Jesus.

Colossians 1:11

You are being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might, so that you might patiently endure everything with joy

Colossians 2:16-17

Therefore, let no one judge you in matters of food and drink or with respect to a festival, a New Moon, or Sabbath days.

1 Thessalonians 1:6

You became imitators of us and of the Lord. In spite of a great deal of suffering, you welcomed the word with the joy that the Holy Spirit produces.

1 Thessalonians 2:12

We comforted and encouraged you, urging you to live in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.

Hebrews 13:9

Stop being carried away by all kinds of unusual teachings, for it is good that the heart be strengthened by grace, not by food laws that have never helped those who follow them.

2 Peter 1:1

From: Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus, the Messiah. To: Those who have received faith that is as valuable as ours through the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus the Messiah.

1 Peter 1:8

Though you have not seen him, you love him. And even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy,

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