Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

New American Standard Bible

Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

Turn away from evil and do what is good;
seek peace and pursue it.

International Standard Version

Avoid evil and do good! Seek peace and pursue it!

A Conservative Version

Depart from evil, and do good. Seek peace, and pursue it.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

Depart from evil and do good; seek, inquire for, and crave peace and pursue (go after) it!

Bible in Basic English

Be turned from evil, and do good; make a search for peace, desiring it with all your heart.

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

Turn away from evil, and do good; seek peace and pursue it

Lexham Expanded Bible

Turn from evil and do good. Seek peace and pursue it.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Eschew evil, and do good; seek peace, and ensue it.

NET Bible

Turn away from evil and do what is right! Strive for peace and promote it!

New Heart English Bible

Depart from evil, and do good. Seek peace, and pursue it.

The Emphasized Bible

Depart from wickedness and do good, Aim at well-being, and pursue it.

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

Turn aside from evil and do good, Seek peace and pursue it.

Context Readings

The Lord Delivers The Righteous

13 Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit. 14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. 15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.


Cross References

Psalm 37:27

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

Hebrews 12:14

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

Isaiah 1:16-17

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

Job 28:28

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

Romans 12:18

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

Psalm 120:7

I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.

Proverbs 3:7

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

Proverbs 8:13

The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the perverse mouth, do I hate.

Proverbs 13:14

The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Proverbs 16:16-17

How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

Matthew 5:9

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

Acts 10:38

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

Romans 12:9

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

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.

2 Corinthians 13:11

Finally, brethren, farewell. Be restored, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

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.

1 Thessalonians 4:11

And that you study to be quiet, and to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

2 Timothy 2:19

Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows them that are his. And, Let every one that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

Titus 2:14

Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a people for his own, zealous of good works.

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.

1 Peter 3:11

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

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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