Turn away from evil and do what is good;
seek peace and pursue it.
1 Peter 3:11
and he must turn awayfrom evil
and do what is good.
He must seek peaceand pursue it,
Don’t turn to the right or to the left;
keep your feet away from evil.
The highway of the upright avoids evil;
the one who guards his way protects his life.
He announced, ‘Turn, each of you, from your evil way of life and from your evil deeds. Live in the land the Lord gave to you and your ancestors long ago and forever.
Don’t consider yourself to be wise;
fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
Avoid it; don’t travel on it.
Turn away from it, and pass it by.
If you respond to my warning,
then I will pour out my spirit on you
and teach you my words.
Perhaps they will listen and return—each from his evil way of life—so that I might relent concerning the disaster that I plan to do to them because of the evil of their deeds.
“The Redeemer will come to Zion,
and to those in Jacob who turn from transgression.”
This is the Lord’s declaration.
Desire fulfilled is sweet to the taste,
but to turn from evil
is an abomination to fools.
“Therefore, house of Israel, I will judge each one of you according to his ways.” This is the declaration of the Lord God. “Repent and turn from all your transgressions, so they will not be a stumbling block that causes your punishment.
But if a wicked person turns from the wickedness he has committed and does what is just and right, he will preserve his life.
He will certainly live because he thought it over and turned from all the transgressions he had committed; he will not die.