1 Thessalonians 5:22
Parallel Verses
New International Version
reject every kind of evil.

New Living Translation
Stay away from every kind of evil.

English Standard Version
Abstain from every form of evil.

Berean Study Bible
Abstain from every form of evil.

Berean Literal Bible
Abstain from every form of evil.

New American Standard Bible
abstain from every form of evil.

King James Bible
Abstain from all appearance of evil.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Stay away from every kind of evil.

International Standard Version
Keep away from every kind of evil.

NET Bible
Stay away from every form of evil.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Flee from every evil matter.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Keep away from every kind of evil.

New American Standard 1977
abstain from every form of evil.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Separate yourselves from all appearance of evil.

King James 2000 Bible
Abstain from all appearance of evil.

American King James Version
Abstain from all appearance of evil.

American Standard Version
abstain from every form of evil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
From all appearance of evil refrain yourselves.

Darby Bible Translation
hold aloof from every form of wickedness.

English Revised Version
abstain from every form of evil.

Webster's Bible Translation
Abstain from all appearance of evil.

Weymouth New Testament
Hold yourselves aloof from every form of evil.

World English Bible
Abstain from every form of evil.

Young's Literal Translation
from all appearance of evil abstain ye;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:16-22 We are to rejoice in creature-comforts, as if we rejoiced not, and must not expect to live many years, and rejoice in them all; but if we do rejoice in God, we may do that evermore. A truly religious life is a life of constant joy. And we should rejoice more, if we prayed more. Prayer will help forward all lawful business, and every good work. If we pray without ceasing, we shall not want matter for thanksgiving in every thing. We shall see cause to give thanks for sparing and preventing, for common and uncommon, past and present, temporal and spiritual mercies. Not only for prosperous and pleasing, but also for afflicting providences, for chastisements and corrections; for God designs all for our good, though we at present see not how they tend to it. Quench not the Spirit. Christians are said to be baptized with the Holy Ghost and with fire. He worketh as fire, by enlightening, enlivening, and purifying the souls of men. As fire is put out by taking away fuel, and as it is quenched by pouring water, or putting a great deal of earth upon it; so we must be careful not to quench the Holy Spirit, by indulging carnal lusts and affections, minding only earthly things. Believers often hinder their growth in grace, by not giving themselves up to the spiritual affections raised in their hearts by the Holy Spirit. By prophesyings, here understand the preaching of the word, the interpreting and applying the Scriptures. We must not despise preaching, though it is plain, and we are told no more than what we knew before. We must search the Scriptures. And proving all things must be to hold fast that which is good. We should abstain from sin, and whatever looks like sin, leads to it, and borders upon it. He who is not shy of the appearances of sin, who shuns not the occasions of it, and who avoids not the temptations and approaches to it, will not long keep from doing sin.
Study Bible
Christian Living
21but test all things. Hold fast to what is good. 22Abstain from every form of evil. 23Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely, and may your entire spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.…
Cross References
1 Thessalonians 5:21
but test all things. Hold fast to what is good.

1 Thessalonians 5:23
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely, and may your entire spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Abstain from all appearance of evil.

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