Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

And let him be turned from evil and do good; searching for peace and going after it with all his heart.

New American Standard Bible

He must turn away from evil and do good;
He must seek peace and pursue it.

King James Version

Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

Holman Bible

and he must turn away from evil
and do what is good.
He must seek peace and pursue it,

International Standard Version

He must turn away from evil and do good. He must seek peace and pursue it.

A Conservative Version

Let him turn away from evil, and do good. Let him seek peace, and pursue it.

American Standard Version

And let him turn away from evil, and do good; Let him seek peace, and pursue it.

Amplified


He must turn away from wickedness and do what is right.
He must search for peace [with God, with self, with others] and pursue it eagerly [actively—not merely desiring it].

An Understandable Version

He should turn away from wrong living and do what is good. He should desire peace and do whatever it takes to maintain it.

Anderson New Testament

let him turn from evil and do good: let him seek peace, and pursue it.

Common New Testament

He must turn away from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it.

Daniel Mace New Testament

he must avoid vice, practise virtue, seek peace, and persevere in the enquiry.

Darby Translation

And let him avoid evil, and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it;

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

Let him turn away from evil, and do good; let him turn away from evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and pursue it.

Godbey New Testament

let him depart from evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and pursue it:

Goodspeed New Testament

Let him turn away from evil and do right, Let him seek peace and go after it.

John Wesley New Testament

Let him turn from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.

Julia Smith Translation

Let him bend away from evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and follow it.

King James 2000

Let him turn away from evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and pursue it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he must turn away from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it.

Modern King James verseion

Let him turn aside from evil and do good. Let him seek peace and pursue it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Let him eschew evil and do good: let him seek peace, and ensue it.

Moffatt New Testament

let him shun wrong and do right, let him seek peace and make peace his aim.

Montgomery New Testament

Let him turn from evil and do good, Let him seek peace, and pursue it.

NET Bible

And he must turn away from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it.

New Heart English Bible

Let him turn away from evil, and do good. Let him seek peace, and pursue it.

Noyes New Testament

let him turn away from evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and pursue it.

Sawyer New Testament

let him abstain from evil and do good, let him seek peace and pursue it,

The Emphasized Bible

Let him turn away from mischief, and do good, Let him seek peace, and pursue it;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Let him depart from every wicked thing, and do good; let him seek peace, and pursue it."

Twentieth Century New Testament

Let him turn from evil and do good, Let him seek for peace and follow after it;

Webster

Let him shun evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and pursue it.

Weymouth New Testament

Let him turn from evil, and do good; Let him inquire for peace and go in pursuit of it.

Williams New Testament

He must turn, too, away from evil and do right; He must seek peace and follow it,

World English Bible

Let him turn away from evil, and do good. Let him seek peace, and pursue it.

Worrell New Testament

and let him turn away from evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and pursue it;

Worsley New Testament

let him turn away from evil, and do good:

Youngs Literal Translation

let him turn aside from evil, and do good, let him seek peace and pursue it;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἐκκλίνω 
Ekklino 
eschew, avoid, go out of the way
Usage: 3

κακός 
Kakos 
Usage: 46

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

do
ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

G18
ἀγαθός 
Agathos 
Usage: 70

ζητέω 
Zeteo 
Usage: 79

εἰρήνη 
Eirene 
Usage: 71

διώκω 
Dioko 
Usage: 28

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Peter 3:11

References

Images 1 Peter 3:11

Prayers for 1 Peter 3:11

Context Readings

Called To Inherit A Blessing

10 For it is said, Let the man who has a love of life, desiring to see good days, keep his tongue from evil and his lips from words of deceit: 11 And let him be turned from evil and do good; searching for peace and going after it with all his heart. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the upright, and his ears are open to their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.


Cross References

Psalm 34:14

Be turned from evil, and do good; make a search for peace, desiring it with all your heart.

Matthew 5:9

Happy are the peacemakers: for they will be named sons of God.

Romans 7:21

So I see a law that, though I have a mind to do good, evil is present in me.

Romans 12:18

As far as it is possible for you be at peace with all men.

Hebrews 12:14

Let your desire be for peace with all men, and to be made holy, without which no man may see the Lord;

Job 1:1

There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. He was without sin and upright, fearing God and keeping himself far from evil.

Job 2:3

And the Lord said to the Satan, Have you taken note of my servant Job, for there is no one like him on the earth, a man without sin and upright, fearing God and keeping himself far from evil? and he still keeps his righteousness, though you have been moving me to send destruction on him without cause.

Job 28:28

And he said to man, Truly the fear of the Lord is wisdom, and to keep from evil is the way to knowledge.

Psalm 37:27

Be turned from evil, and do good; and your place will be for ever.

Psalm 37:27-7

Be turned from evil, and do good; and your place will be for ever.

Psalm 37:27

Be turned from evil, and do good; and your place will be for ever.

Proverbs 3:7

Put no high value on your wisdom: let the fear of the Lord be before you, and keep yourself from evil:

Proverbs 16:6

By mercy and good faith evil-doing is taken away: and by the fear of the Lord men are turned away from evil.

Proverbs 16:17

The highway of the upright is to be turned away from evil: he who takes care of his way will keep his soul.

Isaiah 1:16-17

Be washed, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes; let there be an end of sinning;

Matthew 5:45

So that you may be the sons of your Father in heaven; for his sun gives light to the evil and to the good, and he sends rain on the upright man and on the sinner.

Matthew 6:13

And let us not be put to the test, but keep us safe from the Evil One.

Mark 14:7

The poor you have ever with you, and whenever you have the desire you may do them good: but me you have not for ever.

Luke 1:79

To give light to those in dark places, and in the shade of death, so that our feet may be guided into the way of peace.

Luke 6:9

And Jesus said, I put the question to you, Is it right to do good on the Sabbath or to do evil? to give life or to take it away?

Luke 6:35

But be loving to those who are against you and do them good, and give them your money, not giving up hope, and your reward will be great and you will be the sons of the Most High: for he is kind to evil men, and to those who have hard hearts.

John 17:15

My prayer is not that you will take them out of the world, but that you will keep them from the Evil One.

Romans 5:1

For which reason, because we have righteousness through faith, let us be at peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ;

Romans 7:19

For the good which I have a mind to do, I do not: but the evil which I have no mind to do, that I do.

Romans 8:6

For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace:

Romans 14:17

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

Romans 14:19

So then, let us go after the things which make peace, and the things by which we may be a help to one another.

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, a quiet mind, kind acts, well-doing, faith,

Galatians 6:10

So then, as we have the chance, let us do good to all men, and specially to those who are of the family of the faith.

Colossians 3:15

And let the peace of Christ be ruling in your hearts, as it was the purpose of God for you to be one body; and give praise to God at all times.

1 Timothy 6:18

And to do good, having wealth in good works, being quick to give, taking part with one another;

Hebrews 13:16

But go on doing good and giving to others, because God is well-pleased with such offerings.

James 3:17-18

But the wisdom which is from heaven is first holy, then gentle, readily giving way in argument, full of peace and mercy and good works, not doubting, not seeming other than it is.

James 4:17

The man who has knowledge of how to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.

3 John 1:11

My loved one, do not be copying what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God: he who does evil has not seen God.

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