1 Peter 3:11
New International Version
They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it.

New Living Translation
Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it.

English Standard Version
let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.

Berean Study Bible
He must turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it.

Berean Literal Bible
Also let him turn away from evil, and let him do good. Let him seek peace and let him pursue it.

New American Standard Bible
"HE MUST TURN AWAY FROM EVIL AND DO GOOD; HE MUST SEEK PEACE AND PURSUE IT.

King James Bible
Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

Christian Standard Bible
and let him turn away from evil and do what is good. Let him seek peace and pursue it,

Contemporary English Version
Give up your evil ways and do right, as you find and follow the road to peace.

Good News Translation
You must turn away from evil and do good; you must strive for peace with all your heart.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and he must turn away from evil and do what is good. He must seek peace and pursue it,

International Standard Version
He must turn away from evil and do good. He must seek peace and pursue it.

NET Bible
And he must turn away from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it.

New Heart English Bible
Let him turn away from evil, and do good. Let him seek peace, and pursue it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Let him move away from wickedness and let him do good; let him seek peace and run after it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They must turn away from evil and do good. They must seek peace and pursue it.

New American Standard 1977
“AND LET HIM TURN AWAY FROM EVIL AND DO GOOD; LET HIM SEEK PEACE AND PURSUE IT.

Jubilee Bible 2000
let him separate himself from evil and do good; let him seek peace and follow it.

King James 2000 Bible
Let him turn away from evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and pursue it.

American King James Version
Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let him decline from evil, and do good: let him seek after peace and pursue it:

Darby Bible Translation
And let him avoid evil, and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it;

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Let him shun evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and pursue it.

Weymouth New Testament
Let him turn from evil, and do good; Let him inquire for peace and go in pursuit of it.

World English Bible
Let him turn away from evil, and do good. Let him seek peace, and pursue it.

Young's Literal Translation
let him turn aside from evil, and do good, let him seek peace and pursue it;
Study Bible
Turning from Evil
10For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech. 11He must turn away from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it. 12For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are inclined to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”…
Cross References
Psalm 34:14
Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

1 Peter 3:12
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are inclined to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."

Treasury of Scripture

Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

eschew.

Job 1:1
There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.

Job 2:3
And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.

Job 28:28
And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

do.

Psalm 125:4
Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.

Matthew 5:45
That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

Mark 14:7
For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.

seek.

Psalm 120:6,7
My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace…

Matthew 5:9
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Luke 1:79
To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.







Lexicon
He must turn away
ἐκκλινάτω (ekklinatō)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1578: From ek and klino; to deviate, i.e. to shun, or to decline.

from
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

evil
κακοῦ (kakou)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2556: Bad, evil, in the widest sense. Apparently a primary word; worthless, i.e. depraved, or injurious.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

do
ποιησάτω (poiēsatō)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

good;
ἀγαθόν (agathon)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 18: A primary word; 'good'.

he must seek
ζητησάτω (zētēsatō)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2212: To seek, search for, desire, require, demand. Of uncertain affinity; to seek; specially, to worship, or to plot.

peace
εἰρήνην (eirēnēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1515: Probably from a primary verb eiro; peace; by implication, prosperity.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

pursue
διωξάτω (diōxatō)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1377: To pursue, hence: I persecute. A prolonged form of a primary verb dio; to pursue; by implication, to persecute.

it.
αὐτήν (autēn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Feminine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
(11) Let him eschew evil.--Literally swerve out of the way from evil. The two former clauses dealt with the domain of word; these two with the domain of action. It suits St. Peter's intention better to take the verse, not as an exhortation to virtue in general, but as an instruction how to behave under provocation and in danger. The "good" which the man is to do is what is kind, not merely what is virtuous; and so, by contrast, the "evil" to be eschewed probably means chiefly what is malicious.

Seek peace, and ensue it.--"As much as in you lieth," says St. Paul, "live peaceably with all men." It is to be a matter of diligent search; and if it seems to flee away it is to be "ensued"--i.e., pursued. The active practical measures here prescribed confirm the surmise that "blessing" in 1Peter 3:8 covered more ground than benedictory prayers.

Verse 11. - Let him eschew evil, and do good; literally, let him turn away from evil. Let him seek peace, and ensue it. Let him seek it as a hidden treasure, and pursue it as if it might escape from him. 3:8-13 Though Christians cannot always be exactly of the same mind, yet they should have compassion one of another, and love as brethren. If any man desires to live comfortably on earth, or to possess eternal life in heaven, he must bridle his tongue from wicked, abusive, or deceitful words. He must forsake and keep far from evil actions, do all the good he can, and seek peace with all men. For God, all-wise and every where present, watches over the righteous, and takes care of them. None could or should harm those who copied the example of Christ, who is perfect goodness, and did good to others as his followers.
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