Romans 14:17
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English Standard Version
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but justice, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

English Revised Version
for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Webster's Bible Translation
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;

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Vincent's Word Studies

The kingdom of God

See on Luke 6:20, and compare Matthew 3:2. "The heavenly sphere of life in which God's word and Spirit govern, and whose organ on earth is the Church" (Lange). Not the future, messianic kingdom.

Meat and drink (βρῶσις καὶ πόσις)

Rev., eating and drinking. Both words, however, occur frequently in the sense of A.V. Meat (βρῶμα), that which is eaten, occurs in Romans 14:15. The corresponding word for that which is drunk (πῶμα) is not found in the New Testament, though πόμα drink occurs 1 Corinthians 10:4; Hebrews 9:10, and both in classical and New-Testament Greek, πόσις the act of drinking is used also for that which is drunk. See John 6:55. A somewhat similar interchange of meaning appears in the popular expression, such a thing is good eating; also in the use of living for that by which one lives.

Righteousness (δικαιοσύνη)

On its practical, ethical side, as shown in moral rectitude toward men.

Peace (εἰρήνη)

Not peace with God, reconciliation, as Romans 5:1, but mutual concord among Christians.

Joy (χαρὰ)

Common joy, arising out of the prevalence of rectitude and concord in the Church. The whole chapter is concerned with the mutual relations of Christians, rather than with their relations to God

In the Holy Ghost

Most commentators construe this with joy only. Meyer says it forms one phrase. Compare 1 Thessalonians 1:6 While this may be correct, I see no objection to construing the words with all these terms. So Godet: "It is this divine guest who, by His presence, produces them in the Church."

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

kingdom.

Daniel 2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed...

Matthew 3:2 And saying, Repent you: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Matthew 6:33 But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.

Luke 14:15 And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said to him...

Luke 17:20,21 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said...

John 3:3,5 Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God...

1 Corinthians 4:20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.

1 Corinthians 6:9 Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters...

1 Thessalonians 2:12 That you would walk worthy of God, who has called you to his kingdom and glory.

is.

1 Corinthians 8:8 But meat commends us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.

Colossians 2:16,17 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy day, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days...

Hebrews 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats...

but.

Isaiah 45:24 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come...

Jeremiah 23:5,6 Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will raise to David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper...

Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined on your people and on your holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins...

Matthew 6:33 But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.

1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made to us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

2 Corinthians 5:21 For he has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Philippians 3:9 And be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ...

2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ...

peace.

Romans 5:1-5 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ...

Romans 8:6,15,16 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace...

Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Isaiah 55:12 For you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing...

Isaiah 61:3 To appoint to them that mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning...

John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer...

Acts 9:31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord...

Acts 13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Philippians 2:1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,

Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

Philippians 4:4,7 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice...

Colossians 1:11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, to all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness;

1 Thessalonians 1:6 And you became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.

1 Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you see him not, yet believing, you rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

Cross References
Isaiah 32:17
And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.

Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

1 Corinthians 8:8
Food will not commend us to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do.

Galatians 5:22
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Colossians 2:16
Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath.

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