Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Seek good and not evil, that you may live; And thus may the LORD God of hosts be with you, Just as you have said!

King James Version

Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.

Holman Bible

Seek good and not evil so that you may live, and the Lord, the God of Hosts, will be with you, as you have claimed.

International Standard Version

"Pursue good and not evil, so that you may live, and this is what will happen: The LORD God of the Heavenly Armies will be with you, as you have been claiming.

A Conservative Version

Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live, and so LORD, the God of hosts, will be with you, as ye say.

American Standard Version

Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live; and so Jehovah, the God of hosts, will be with you, as ye say.

Amplified

Seek (inquire for and require) good and not evil that you may live, and so the Lord, the God of hosts, will be with you, as you have said.

Bible in Basic English

Go after good and not evil, so that life may be yours: and so the Lord, the God of armies, will be with you, as you say.

Darby Translation

Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live; and so Jehovah, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye say.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Seek that which is good, and not that which is evil that ye may live; and so the LORD, the God of the hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.

Julia Smith Translation

Seek good and not evil, so that ye shall live: and so Jehovah God of armies shall be with you as ye said.

King James 2000

Seek good, and not evil, that you may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as you have spoken.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Seek good and not bad in order that you may live, and so Yahweh, the God of hosts, will be with you, as you have said.

Modern King James verseion

Seek good and not evil, that you may live; and so Jehovah, the God of Hosts, shall be with you, as you have spoken.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Seek after the thing that is good, and not evil, so shall ye live: yea, the LORD God of hosts shall be with you, according to your own desire.

NET Bible

Seek good and not evil so you can live! Then the Lord, the God who commands armies, just might be with you, as you claim he is.

New Heart English Bible

Seek good, and not evil, that you may live; and so the LORD, the God of Hosts, will be with you, as you say.

The Emphasized Bible

Seek ye right and not wrong, that ye nay live, - that, so, Yahweh God of hosts, may be with you, as ye have said.

Webster

Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.

World English Bible

Seek good, and not evil, that you may live; and so Yahweh, the God of Armies, will be with you, as you say.

Youngs Literal Translation

Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live, And it is so; Jehovah, God of Hosts, is with you, as ye said.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּרשׁ 
Darash 
Usage: 164

and not evil
רעה רע 
Ra` 
Usage: 669

חיה 
Chayah 
Usage: 264

and so the Lord

Usage: 0

the God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

of hosts
צבאה צבא 
Tsaba' 
Usage: 483

References

Fausets

Context Readings

A Lament And Call To Repentance

13 Therefore at such a time the prudent person keeps silent, for it is an evil time. 14 Seek good and not evil, that you may live; And thus may the LORD God of hosts be with you, Just as you have said! 15 Hate evil, love good, And establish justice in the gate! Perhaps the LORD God of hosts May be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.



Cross References

Joshua 1:9

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."

1 Chronicles 28:20

Then David said to his son Solomon, "Be strong and courageous, and act; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God, my God, is with you He will not fail you nor forsake you until all the work for the service of the house of the LORD is finished.

Micah 3:11

Her leaders pronounce judgment for a bribe, Her priests instruct for a price And her prophets divine for money Yet they lean on the LORD saying, "Is not the LORD in our midst? Calamity will not come upon us."

Philippians 4:8-9

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.

Genesis 39:2-3

The LORD was with Joseph, so he became a successful man. And he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian.

Genesis 39:23

The chief jailer did not supervise anything under Joseph's charge because the LORD was with him; and whatever he did, the LORD made to prosper.

Exodus 3:12

And He said, "Certainly I will be with you, and this shall be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God at this mountain."

Numbers 16:3

They assembled together against Moses and Aaron, and said to them, "You have gone far enough, for all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is in their midst; so why do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of the LORD?"

2 Chronicles 15:2

and he went out to meet Asa and said to him, "Listen to me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: the LORD is with you when you are with Him And if you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.

Psalm 34:12-16

Who is the man who desires life And loves length of days that he may see good?

Psalm 46:11

The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah.

Proverbs 11:27

He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, But he who seeks evil, evil will come to him.

Isaiah 1:16-17

"Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight Cease to do evil,

Isaiah 8:10

"Devise a plan, but it will be thwarted; State a proposal, but it will not stand, For God is with us."

Isaiah 48:1-2

"Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are named Israel And who came forth from the loins of Judah, Who swear by the name of the LORD And invoke the God of Israel, But not in truth nor in righteousness.

Isaiah 55:2

"Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And delight yourself in abundance.

Jeremiah 7:3-4

Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Amend your ways and your deeds, and I will let you dwell in this place.

Amos 3:3

Do two men walk together unless they have made an appointment?

Micah 6:8

He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?

Matthew 1:23

"BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL," which translated means, "GOD WITH US."

Matthew 6:33

"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Matthew 28:20

teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

Romans 2:7-9

to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life;

2 Timothy 4:22

The Lord be with your spirit Grace be with you.

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