Romans 14:17
Good News Translation
For God's Kingdom is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of the righteousness, peace, and joy which the Holy Spirit gives.

Contemporary English Version
God's kingdom isn't about eating and drinking. It is about pleasing God, about living in peace, and about true happiness. All this comes from 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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

kingdom.

Daniel 2:44 But in the days of those kingdoms, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed, and his kingdom shall not be delivered up to another people: and it shall break in pieces, and shall consume all these kingdoms: and itself shall stand for ever.

Matthew 3:2 And saying: Do penance: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Matthew 6:33 Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you.

Luke 14:15 When one of them that sat at table with him had heard these things, he said to him: Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.

Luke 17:20,21 And being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God should come, he answering them and said: The kingdom of God cometh not with observation. . . .

John 3:3,5 Jesus answered and said to him: Amen, amen, I say to thee, unless a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. . . .

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

1 Corinthians 6:9 Know you not that the unjust shall not possess the kingdom of God? Do not err: Neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers:

1 Thessalonians 2:12 We testified to every one of you that you would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.

is.

1 Corinthians 8:8 But meat doth not commend us to God. For neither, if we eat, shall we have the more: nor, if we eat not, shall we have the less.

Colossians 2:16,17 Let no man therefore judge you in meat or in drink or in respect of a festival day or of the new moon or of the sabbaths, . . .

Hebrews 13:9 Be not led away with various and strange doctrines. For it is best that the heart be established with grace, not with meats: which have not profited those that walk in them.

but.

Isaiah 45:24 For every knee shall be bowed to me, and every tongue shall swear.

Jeremiah 23:5,6 Behold the days come, saith the Lord, and I will raise up to David a just branch: and a king shall reign, and shall be wise: and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. . . .

Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are shortened upon thy people, and upon thy holy city, that transgression may be finished, and sin may have an end, and iniquity may be abolished; and everlasting justice may be brought; and vision and prophecy may be fulfilled; and the Saint of saints may be anointed.

Matthew 6:33 Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you.

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

2 Corinthians 5:21 Him, who knew no sin, he hath made sin for us: that we might be made the justice of God in him.

Philippians 3:9 And may be found in him, not having my justice, which is of the law, but that which is of the faith of Christ Jesus, which is of God: justice in faith.

2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, servant and apostle of Jesus Christ: to them that have obtained equal faith with us in the justice of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ.

peace.

Romans 5:1-5 Being justified therefore by faith, let us have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ: . . .

Romans 8:6,15,16 For the wisdom of the flesh is death: but the wisdom of the spirit 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 and in 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 sing praise before you, and all the trees of the country shall clap their hands.

Isaiah 61:3 To appoint to the mourners of Sion, and to give them a crown for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, a garment of praise for the spirit of grief: and they shall be called in it the mighty ones of justice, the planting of the Lord to glorify him.

John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you shall have distress. But have confidence. I have overcome the world.

Acts 9:31 Now, the church had peace throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria: and was edified, walking in the fear of the Lord: and was filled with the consolation of the Holy Ghost.

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, charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, longanimity,

Philippians 2:1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of charity, if any society of the spirit, if any bowels of commiseration:

Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, who in spirit serve God and glory in Christ Jesus, not having confidence in the flesh.

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

Colossians 1:11 Strengthened with all might according to the power of his glory, in all patience and longsuffering with joy,

1 Thessalonians 1:6 And you became followers of us and of the Lord: receiving the word in much tribulation, with joy of the Holy Ghost:

1 Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, you love: in whom also now though you see him not, you believe and, believing, shall rejoice with joy unspeakable and glorified;

Context
The Law of Love
16Let not then our good be evil spoken of. 17For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink: but justice and peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. 18For he that in this serveth Christ pleaseth God and is approved of men.…
Cross References
Isaiah 32:17
And the work of justice shall be peace, and the service of justice quietness, and security for ever.

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

1 Corinthians 8:8
But meat doth not commend us to God. For neither, if we eat, shall we have the more: nor, if we eat not, shall we have the less.

Galatians 5:22
But the fruit of the Spirit is, charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, longanimity,

Colossians 2:16
Let no man therefore judge you in meat or in drink or in respect of a festival day or of the new moon or of the sabbaths,

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

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 righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

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 eating and drinking, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in [the] Holy Spirit.

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

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

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

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

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