Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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.

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.

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.

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 he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: 11 Let him turn away from evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and pursue it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.


Cross References

Psalm 34:14

Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

Matthew 5:9

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Romans 7:21

I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.

Romans 12:18

If it be possible, as much as lies in you, live peaceably with all men.

Hebrews 12:14

Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

Job 1:1

There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one that feared God, and turned away from evil.

Job 2:3

And the LORD said unto Satan, Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a blameless and an upright man, one that fears God, and turns away from evil? and still he holds fast his integrity, although you moved me against him, to destroy him without cause.

Job 28:28

And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Psalm 37:27

Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell forevermore.

Psalm 120:6-7

My soul has long dwelt with him that hates peace.

Psalm 125:4

Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.

Proverbs 3:7

Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

Proverbs 16:6

By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

Proverbs 16:17

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keeps his way preserves his soul.

Isaiah 1:16-17

Wash you, make yourself clean; put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil;

Matthew 5:45

That you may be the children of your Father who is in heaven: for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

Matthew 6:13

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Mark 14:7

For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you will you may do them good: but me you have not always.

Luke 1:79

To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Luke 6:9

Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?

Luke 6:35

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward shall be great, and you shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

John 17:15

I pray not that you should take them out of the world, but that you should keep them from the evil.

Romans 5:1

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

Romans 7:19

For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.

Romans 8:6

For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded 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

Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things with which one may edify another.

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Galatians 6:10

As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

Colossians 3:15

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you are called in one body; and be thankful.

1 Timothy 6:18

That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to share;

Hebrews 13:16

But to do good and to share forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

James 3:17-18

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

James 4:17

Therefore to him that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.

3 John 1:11

Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that does good is of God: but he that does evil has not seen God.

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