'Avoid' in the Bible
But Onan knew that the offspring wouldn't be his own heir, so whenever he had sexual relations with his brother's wife, he would spill his semen on the ground to avoid fathering offspring for his brother.
If the people avoid dealing with that man when he offers his child to Molech that is, if they fail to execute him
If you build a new house, you must construct a guard rail around your roof to avoid being culpable in the event someone should fall from it.
"When you are encamped against your enemies, be careful to avoid anything offensive.
Now a traveler came to the rich man, and to avoid taking one of his own flock or herd to prepare for the wayfaring man who had come to him, he took the poor man's lamb and prepared it for his guest.
So I said, "What you're doing isn't right! Shouldn't you live in the fear of our God to avoid shame from our foreign enemies?
Avoid evil and do good! Seek peace and pursue it!
I do not avoid your judgments, for you pointed them out to me.
Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.
Let your way in life be far from her, and come not near the door of her house [avoid the very scenes of temptation],
What the wise have to teach is a fountain of life and causes someone to avoid the snares of death.
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, That one may avoid the snares of death.
For the discerning the path of life leads upward, so that he may avoid going down to Sheol.
By mercy and love, truth and fidelity [to God and man -- "not by sacrificial offerings], iniquity is purged out of the heart, and by the reverent, worshipful fear of the Lord men depart from and avoid evil.
The wrath of the king is as a messenger of death, but the wise man will avoid it.
All the relatives of a poor person shun him how much more do his friends avoid him! Though he runs after them pleading, they aren't around.
The one who reveals secrets is a constant gossip; avoid someone with a big mouth.
a time to throw stones and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace and a time to avoid embracing;
The one who lives righteously and speaks rightly, who refuses gain from extortion, whose hand never takes a bribe, who stops his ears from listening to murderous plots and shuts his eyes to avoid endorsing evil-
Honesty has disappeared; the one who tries to avoid evil is robbed. The Lord watches and is displeased, for there is no justice.
Look, I'm beginning to bring disaster on the city that is called by my name, and do you actually think you will avoid punishment? You won't avoid punishment because I'm summoning the sword against all those who live in the land," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.'"
He'll also take their gods, their molten images, and their valuable vessels of silver and gold into Egypt as hostages. He'll avoid the northern king for a number of years.
The best of them is like a thorn; the most godly among them are more dangerous than a row of thorn bushes. The day you try to avoid by posting watchmen -- your appointed time of punishment -- is on the way, and then you will experience confusion.
"How blessed are you whenever people hate you, avoid you, insult you, and slander you because of the Son of Man!
If, to avoid breaking the Law of Moses, a person undergoes circumcision on the Sabbath day, have you any cause to be angry with (indignant with, bitter against) Me for making a man's whole body well on the Sabbath?
Then Jesus was led from Caiaphas to the governor's headquarters early in the morning. The Jews did not go into the headquarters, to avoid becoming unclean and unable to eat the Passover meal.
But we should send word to them in writing to abstain from and avoid anything that has been polluted by being offered to idols, and all sexual impurity, and [eating meat of animals] that have been strangled, and [tasting of] blood.
to keep away from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from anything strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you avoid these things, you will do well. Goodbye."
Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus to avoid spending time in Asia, as he was in a hurry to get to Jerusalem for the day of Pentecost, if that was possible.
But regarding the Gentiles who have believed, we have written a letter, having decided that they should avoid meat that has been sacrificed to idols and blood and what has been strangled and sexual immorality."
If then I am doing wrong and have done anything deserving death, I am not trying to avoid dying. But if there is nothing [true] of [the things] which these [people] are accusing me, no one can give me up to them. I appeal to Caesar!"
Therefore one must be subject, not only to avoid God's wrath and escape punishment, but also as a matter of principle and for the sake of conscience.
The right thing to do is to avoid eating meat, drinking wine, or doing anything else that makes your brother stumble, upset, or weak.
Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
Therefore, my dearly beloved, shun (keep clear away from, avoid by flight if need be) any sort of idolatry (of loving or venerating anything more than God).
But I call upon God as my soul's witness: it was to avoid hurting you that I refrained from coming to Corinth -- "
We are trying to avoid any criticism of the way we are administering this great undertaking.
These people who have been instructing you are devoted to you, but not in a good way. They want you to avoid me so that you will be devoted to them.
Those who want to make a good showing in the flesh are the ones who would compel you to be circumcised-but only to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ.
Avoid shameful and foolish talk and low jesting--they are all alike discreditable--and in place of these give thanks.
Moreover he must have good testimony from those who are outside, to avoid falling into reproach and the snare of the devil.
But profane and old wives' fables avoid, but exercise thyself unto piety;
Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the pointless discussions and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge.
Remind [the people] of these facts and [solemnly] charge them in the presence of the Lord to avoid petty controversy over words, which does no good but upsets and undermines the faith of the hearers.
But avoid irreverent, empty speech, for this will produce an even greater measure of godlessness.
But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
holding to the form of religion but denying its power. Avoid these people!
to slander no one, to avoid fighting, and to be kind, always showing gentleness to all people.
But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
Avoid a factious man after a first and second warning;
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