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.
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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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
The kingdom of God
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.
On its practical, ethical side, as shown in moral rectitude toward men.
Not peace with God, reconciliation, as Romans 5:1, but mutual concord among Christians.
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."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.
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.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
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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