1 Thessalonians 5:15
New International Version
Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.

New Living Translation
See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to all people.

English Standard Version
See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.

Berean Study Bible
Make sure that no one repays evil for evil. Always pursue what is good for one another and for all people.

Berean Literal Bible
See that no one has repaid to anyone evil for evil, but always pursue the good also toward one another and toward all.

New American Standard Bible
See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people.

King James Bible
See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

Christian Standard Bible
See to it that no one repays evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good for one another and for all.

Contemporary English Version
Don't be hateful to people, just because they are hateful to you. Rather, be good to each other and to everyone else.

Good News Translation
See that no one pays back wrong for wrong, but at all times make it your aim to do good to one another and to all people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
See to it that no one repays evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good for one another and for all.

International Standard Version
Make sure that no one pays back evil for evil. Instead, always pursue what is good for each other and for everyone else.

NET Bible
See that no one pays back evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good for one another and for all.

New Heart English Bible
See that no one returns evil for evil to anyone, but always follow after that which is good, for one another, and for all.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Beware lest anyone of you reward evil for evil, but always run after the good with each and every person.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Make sure that no one ever pays back one wrong with another wrong. Instead, always try to do what is good for each other and everyone else.

New American Standard 1977
See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all men.

Jubilee Bible 2000
See that no one renders evil for evil unto anyone, but always follow that which is good, both among yourselves and to all men.

King James 2000 Bible
See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

American King James Version
See that none render evil for evil to any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

American Standard Version
See that none render unto any one evil for evil; but always follow after that which is good, one toward another, and toward all.

Douay-Rheims Bible
See that none render evil for evil to any man; but ever follow that which is good towards each other, and towards all men.

Darby Bible Translation
See that no one render to any evil for evil, but pursue always what is good towards one another and towards all;

English Revised Version
See that none render unto any one evil for evil; but alway follow after that which is good, one toward another, and toward all.

Webster's Bible Translation
See that none render evil for evil to any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

Weymouth New Testament
See to it that no one ever repays another with evil for evil; but always seek opportunities of doing good both to one another and to all the world.

World English Bible
See that no one returns evil for evil to anyone, but always follow after that which is good, for one another, and for all.

Young's Literal Translation
see no one evil for evil may render to any one, but always that which is good pursue ye, both to one another and to all;
Study Bible
Christian Living
14And we urge you, brothers, to admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, and be patient with everyone. 15Make sure that no one repays evil for evil. Always pursue what is good for one another and for all people. 16Rejoice at all times.…
Cross References
Proverbs 20:22
Do not say, "I will avenge this evil!" Wait on the LORD, and He will deliver you.

Matthew 5:44
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Romans 12:9
Love must be sincere. Detest what is evil; cling to what is good.

Romans 12:17
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Carefully consider what is right in the eyes of everybody.

Galatians 6:10
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to the family of faith.

1 Thessalonians 5:21
but test all things. Hold fast to what is good.

1 Peter 3:9
Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.

Treasury of Scripture

See that none render evil for evil to any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

See.

Genesis 45:24
So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way.

1 Corinthians 16:10
Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do.

Ephesians 5:15,33
See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, …

none.

Exodus 23:4,5
If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again…

Leviticus 19:18
Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.

1 Samuel 24:13
As saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.

ever.

1 Thessalonians 2:12
That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.

Deuteronomy 16:20
That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Psalm 38:20
They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is.

and.

Romans 12:17,18
Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men…

Galatians 6:10
As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

2 Timothy 2:24
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,







Lexicon
Make sure that
Ὁρᾶτε (Horate)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

no
μή (mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

one
τις (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

repays
ἀποδῷ (apodō)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 591: From apo and didomi; to give away, i.e. Up, over, back, etc.

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

for
ἀντὶ (anti)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 473: A primary particle; opposite, i.e. Instead or because of.

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.

Always
πάντοτε (pantote)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3842: Always, at all times, ever. From pas and hote; every when, i.e. At all times.

pursue
διώκετε (diōkete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1377: To pursue, hence: I persecute. A prolonged form of a primary verb dio; to pursue; by implication, to persecute.

what [is]
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

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

for
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

one another
ἀλλήλους (allēlous)
Personal / Reciprocal Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 240: One another, each other. Genitive plural from allos reduplicated; one another.

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

for
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

all [people].
πάντας (pantas)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
(15) See that.--The exhortation is given to those who have the authority to oversee the Church (Acts 19:28; 1Peter 5:2).

None render evil for evil.--Like the prohibition of fornication, abstinence from revenge is practically a new thought for Greeks, among whom feuds were frequent and undying. (Comp. Romans 1:31; Titus 3:3.)

That which is good--i.e., that which is kind. (See Note on 1Thessalonians 3:6.) This duty is to be "followed," i.e., made an object to be pursued eagerly, "toward all men." There is not one standard of morals towards the brethren and another towards the world.

Verse 15. - See that none render evil for evil unto any. The prohibition of revenge is peculiarly Christian, neither corresponding to the spirit of heathenism, nor yet clearly revealed in Judaism. A precisely similar prohibition is given in Romans 12:17, "Recompense to no man evil for evil." But ever follow; pursue after. That which is good; the good, the beneficial. Both among yourselves; your fellow-Christians. And to all men. The human race in general; the one being brotherly kindness and the other charity (2 Peter 1:7). 5:12-15 The ministers of the gospel are described by the work of their office, which is to serve and honour the Lord. It is their duty not only to give good counsel, but also to warn the flock of dangers, and reprove for whatever may be amiss. The people should honour and love their ministers, because their business is the welfare of men's souls. And the people should be at peace among themselves, doing all they can to guard against any differences. But love of peace must not make us wink at sin. The fearful and sorrowful spirits, should be encouraged, and a kind word may do much good. We must bear and forbear. We must be long-suffering, and keep down anger, and this to all men. Whatever man do to us, we must do good to others.
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