17 (A)for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and (B)peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18 For he who serves Christ in [a]these things (C)is acceptable to God and approved by men.

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  1. Romans 14:18 NU this thing

17 for the kingdom of God (A)is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and (B)peace and (C)joy in the Holy Spirit. 18 For the one who (D)serves Christ in this way is (E)acceptable to God and approved by other people.

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17 for the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking [what one likes], but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18 For the one who serves Christ in this way [recognizing that food choice is secondary] is acceptable to God and is approved by men.

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17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking,(A) but of righteousness, peace(B) and joy in the Holy Spirit,(C) 18 because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval.(D)

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

18 For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.

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17 But (A)the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, (B)without partiality (C)and without hypocrisy. 18 (D)Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

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17 But the wisdom (A)from above is first (B)pure, then (C)peace-loving, (D)gentle, [a]reasonable, (E)full of mercy and good fruits, [b](F)impartial, free of (G)hypocrisy. 18 And the (H)fruit of righteousness is sown in peace [c]by those who make peace.

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  1. James 3:17 Or willing to yield
  2. James 3:17 Or unwavering
  3. James 3:18 Or for

17 But the wisdom from above is first pure [morally and spiritually undefiled], then peace-loving [courteous, considerate], gentle, reasonable [and willing to listen], full of compassion and good fruits. It is unwavering, without [self-righteous] hypocrisy [and self-serving guile]. 18 And the seed whose fruit is righteousness (spiritual maturity) is sown in peace by those who make peace [by actively encouraging goodwill between individuals].

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17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven(A) is first of all pure; then peace-loving,(B) considerate, submissive, full of mercy(C) and good fruit, impartial and sincere.(D) 18 Peacemakers(E) who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.(F)

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17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

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