Depart from evil and do good;
Seek peace and pursue it.
Depart from evil and do good,
So you will abide forever.
Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord.
“Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean;
Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight.
Cease to do evil,
“And to man He said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom;
And to depart from evil is understanding.’”
If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.
I am for peace, but when I speak,
They are for war.
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
“The fear of the Lord is to hate evil;
Pride and arrogance and the evil way
And the perverted mouth, I hate.
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,
To turn aside from the snares of death.
How much better it is to get wisdom than gold!
And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.
for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.
Finally, brethren, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.
and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you,
Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness.”
who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.
And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.
“He must turn away from evil and do good;
He must seek peace and pursue it.
Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.