So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.
Depart from evil and do good;
Seek peace and pursue it.
Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification.
If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.
Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord.
What is the outcome then, brethren? When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification.
Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.
Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion,
A Song of Ascents, of David.
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
For brothers to dwell together in unity!
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Salt is good; but if the salt becomes unsalty, with what will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”
Yet if the unbelieving one leaves, let him leave; the brother or the sister is not under bondage in such cases, but God has called us to peace.
just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit but the profit of the many, so that they may be saved.
So also you, since you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek to abound for the edification of the church.
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.
being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;
Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.
nor to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to mere speculation rather than furthering the administration of God which is by faith.
Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.
“He must turn away from evil and do good;
He must seek peace and pursue it.
All this time you have been thinking that we are defending ourselves to you. Actually, it is in the sight of God that we have been speaking in Christ; and all for your upbuilding, beloved.