Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Make sure that no one pays back evil for evil. Instead, always pursue what is good for each other and for everyone else.

New American Standard Bible

See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people.

King James Version

See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

Holman Bible

See to it that no one repays evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good for one another and for all.

A Conservative Version

See that not any man repays evil for evil to any man, but always pursue the good, both for each other and for all.

American Standard Version

See that none render unto any one evil for evil; but always follow after that which is good, one toward another, and toward all.

Amplified

See that none of you repays another with evil for evil, but always aim to show kindness and seek to do good to one another and to everybody.

An Understandable Version

Make sure that no one does anything wrong to someone who wrongs him, but always look for something good you can do for one another and for everyone.

Anderson New Testament

See that no one render evil for evil to any, but always pursue that which is good toward one another and toward all.

Bible in Basic English

Let no one give evil for evil; but ever go after what is good, for one another and for all.

Common New Testament

See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Don't allow any one to return evil for evil, but strive to do all the good you can to one another, and to all the world.

Darby Translation

See that no one render to any evil for evil, but pursue always what is good towards one another and towards all;

Godbey New Testament

See that no one may return evil for evil to any one; but always pursue good toward one another, and toward all.

Goodspeed New Testament

Take care that none of you ever pays back evil for evil, but always try to treat one another and everybody with kindness.

John Wesley New Testament

See that none render to any man evil for evil, but ever follow that which is good, both to one another and to all men.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

See that no one renders evil for evil unto anyone, but always follow that which is good, both among yourselves and to all men.

Julia Smith Translation

See that any return not evil to any: but always pursue good to one another, and to all.

King James 2000

See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

Lexham Expanded Bible

See to it that no one pays back evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue good toward one another and toward all [people].

Modern King James verseion

See that none gives evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue the good, both towards one another and towards all.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

See that none recompense evil for evil unto any man: but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

Moffatt New Testament

see that none of you pays back evil for evil, but always aim at what is kind to one another and to all the world;

Montgomery New Testament

Take care that none of you ever return evil for evil, but always pursue what is kind to one another and to all.

NET Bible

See that no one pays back evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good for one another and for all.

New Heart English Bible

See that no one returns evil for evil to anyone, but always follow after that which is good, for one another, and for all.

Noyes New Testament

See that none render evil for evil to any one; but ever follow that which is good, both toward one another and toward all.

Sawyer New Testament

See that no one renders evil for evil, but always pursue the good both one to another and to all.

The Emphasized Bible

See that none, evil for evil, unto any, do render: but, evermore, what is good, be pursuing, towards one another, and towards all:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

See that no man return evil for evil to any man; but always pursue that which is good, both towards one another, and towards all men.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Take care that none of you ever pays back wrong for wrong, but always follow the kindest course with one another and with every one.

Webster

See that none render evil for evil to any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

Weymouth New Testament

See to it that no one ever repays another with evil for evil; but always seek opportunities of doing good both to one another and to all the world.

Williams New Testament

Take care that none of you ever pays back evil for evil, but always keep looking for ways to show kindness to one another and everybody.

World English Bible

See that no one returns evil for evil to anyone, but always follow after that which is good, for one another, and for all.

Worrell New Testament

See that no one render to any one evil for evil; but always pursue that which is good, toward one another, and toward all.

Worsley New Testament

See that no one render evil for evil to any man; but always pursue that which is good, both to each other and to all men.

Youngs Literal Translation

see no one evil for evil may render to any one, but always that which is good pursue ye, both to one another and to all;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
See
ὁράω 
Horao 
see, take heed, behold, perceive, not tr
Usage: 36

μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

ἀποδίδωμι 
Apodidomi 
Usage: 25

κακός 
Kakos 
κακός 
Kakos 
Usage: 46
Usage: 46

for
ἀντί 
Anti 
for, because 9, for ... cause, therefore 9, in the room of
Usage: 14

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

man but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

πάντοτε 
Pantote 
Usage: 30

διώκω 
Dioko 
Usage: 28

G18
ἀγαθός 
Agathos 
Usage: 70


and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

ἀλλήλων 
Allelon 
Usage: 85

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

to
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

Context Readings

Final Exhortations And Benediction

14 We urge you, brothers, to admonish those who are idle, cheer up those who are discouraged, and help those who are weak. Be patient with everyone. 15 Make sure that no one pays back evil for evil. Instead, always pursue what is good for each other and for everyone else. 16 Always be joyful.


Cross References

1 Peter 3:9

Do not pay others back evil for evil or insult for insult. Instead, keep blessing them, because you were called to inherit a blessing.

Galatians 6:10

So then, whenever we have the opportunity, let's practice doing good to everyone, especially to the family of faith.

Genesis 45:24

Then Joseph sent his brothers away, and they left for home. As they were leaving, Joseph admonished them, "Don't quarrel on the way back!"

Exodus 23:4-5

"If you come across your enemy's ox or donkey wandering off, you are to certainly return it to him.

Leviticus 19:18

"You are not to seek vengeance or hold a grudge against the descendants of your people. Instead, love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD."

Deuteronomy 16:20

You are to pursue justice and only justice so you may live and possess the land that the LORD your God is about to give you."

1 Samuel 24:13

Just like the ancient proverb says, "From wicked people comes wickedness,' but I'm not against you.

Psalm 7:4

if I have rewarded those who did me good with evil, if I have plundered my enemy without justification,

Psalm 38:20

They reward my good with evil, opposing me because I seek to do good.

Proverbs 17:13

The person who repays good with evil will never see evil leave his home.

Proverbs 20:22

Don't say "I'll avenge that wrong!" Wait on the LORD and he will deliver you.

Proverbs 24:17

Don't rejoice when your enemy falls; don't let yourself be glad when he stumbles.

Proverbs 24:29

Don't say, "I'll do to him like he did to me, I'll be sure to pay him back for what he did."

Proverbs 25:21

If your enemy hungers, give him food to eat; and if he thirsts, give him water to drink.

Matthew 5:39

But I tell you not to resist an evildoer. On the contrary, whoever slaps you on the right cheek, turn the other to him as well.

Matthew 5:44-45

But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you,

Luke 6:35

Rather, love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind even to ungrateful and evil people.

Romans 12:9

Your love must be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.

Romans 12:17-21

Do not pay anyone back evil for evil, but focus your thoughts on what is right in the sight of all people.

Romans 14:19

Therefore, let's keep on pursuing those things that bring peace and that lead to building up one another.

1 Corinthians 6:7

The very fact that you have lawsuits among yourselves is already a defeat for you. Why not rather just accept the wrong? Why not rather be cheated?

1 Corinthians 14:1

Keep on pursuing love, and keep on desiring spiritual gifts, especially the ability to prophesy.

1 Corinthians 16:10

If Timothy comes, see to it that he does not have anything to be afraid of while he is with you, for he is doing the Lord's work as I am.

Ephesians 5:15

So, then, be careful how you live. Do not be unwise but wise,

Ephesians 5:33

But each individual man among you must love his wife as he loves himself; and may the wife fear her husband.

1 Thessalonians 2:12

We comforted and encouraged you, urging you to live in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.

1 Timothy 6:11

But you, man of God, must flee from all these things. Instead, you must pursue righteousness, godliness, faithfulness, love, endurance, and gentleness.

2 Timothy 2:24

A servant of the Lord must not argue. Instead, he must be kind to everyone, teachable, willing to suffer wrong,

Titus 3:2

They are not to insult anyone or be argumentative. Instead, they are to be gentle and perfectly courteous to everyone.

Hebrews 12:14

Pursue peace with everyone, as well as holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.

1 Peter 1:22

Now that you have obeyed the truth and have purified your souls to love your brothers sincerely, you must love one another intensely and with a pure heart.

1 Peter 2:17

Honor everyone. Keep on loving the community of believers, fearing God, and honoring the king.

1 Peter 2:22-23

"He never sinned, and he never told a lie."

1 Peter 3:11-13

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

3 John 1:11

Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The person who does what is good is from God. The person who does what is evil has never seen God.

Revelation 19:10

I bowed down at his feet to worship him, but he told me, "Don't do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who rely on what Jesus is saying. Worship God, because what Jesus is saying is the spirit of prophecy!"

Revelation 22:9

But he told me, "Don't do that! I am a fellow servant with you, your brothers the prophets, and those who keep the words in this book. Worship God!"

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