Parallel Verses

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.

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!

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 (long for, require) good and not evil, that you may live;
And so may the Lord God of hosts be with you,
Just 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.

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 the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time. 14 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. 15 Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.



Cross References

Joshua 1:9

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

1 Chronicles 28:20

And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.

Micah 3:11

The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us.

Philippians 4:8-9

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Genesis 39:2-3

And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

Genesis 39:23

The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand; because the LORD was with him, and that which he did, the LORD made it to prosper.

Exodus 3:12

And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.

Numbers 16:3

And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD?

2 Chronicles 15:2

And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The LORD is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.

Psalm 34:12-16

What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?

Psalm 46:11

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

Proverbs 11:27

He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.

Isaiah 1:16-17

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

Isaiah 8:10

Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.

Isaiah 48:1-2

Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, which swear by the name of the LORD, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness.

Isaiah 55:2

Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

Jeremiah 7:3-4

Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place.

Amos 3:3

Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

Micah 6:8

He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

Matthew 1:23

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Matthew 6:33

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 28:20

Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Romans 2:7-9

To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:

2 Timothy 4:22

The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.

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