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Make it your aim to do what is right, not what is evil, so that you may live. Then the LORD God Almighty really will be with you, as you claim he is.
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Seek ye good, and not evil, that you may live: and the Lord the God of hosts will be with you, as you have said.
Psalm 34:12-16 Who is the man that desireth life: who liveth to see good days? . . .
Proverbs 11:27 He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the just shall spring up as a green leaf.
Isaiah 1:16,17 Wash yourselves, be clean, take away the evil of your devices from my eyes, cease to do perversely, . . .
Isaiah 55:2 Why do you spend money for that which is not bread, and your labour for that which doth not satisfy you? Hearken diligently to me, and eat that which is good, and your soul shall be delighted in fatness.
Micah 6:8 I will shew thee, O man, what is good, and what the Lord requireth of thee: Verily to do judgment, and to love mercy, and to walk solicitous with thy God.
Matthew 6:33 Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you.
Romans 2:7-9 To them indeed who, according to patience in good work, seek glory and honour and incorruption, eternal life: . . .
Amos 3:3 Shall two walk together except they be agreed?
Genesis 39:2,3,23 And the Lord was with him, and he was a prosperous man in all things: and he dwelt in his master's house: . . .
Exodus 3:12 And he said to him: I will be with thee; and this thou shalt have for a sign that I have sent thee: When thou shalt have brought my people out of Egypt, thou shalt offer sacrifice to God upon this mountain.
Joshua 1:9 Behold I command thee, take courage, and be strong. Fear not, and be not dismayed: because the Lord thy God is with thee in all things whatsoever thou shalt go to.
1 Chronicles 28:20 And David said to Solomon his son: Act like a man, and take courage, and do: fear not, and be not dismayed: for the Lord my God will be with thee, and will not leave thee, nor forsake thee, till thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 15:2 And he went out to meet Asa, and said to him: Hear ye me, Asa, and all Juda and Benjamin: The Lord is with you, because you have been with him. If you seek him, you shall find: but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.
Psalm 46:11 The Lord of armies is with us: the God of Jacob is our protector.
Isaiah 8:10 Take counsel together, and it shall be defeated: speak a word, and it shall not be done: because God is with us.
Matthew 1:23 Behold a virgin shall be with child, and bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. And behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.
Philippians 4:8,9 For the rest, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever modest, whatsoever just, whatsoever holy, whatsoever lovely, whatsoever of good fame, if there be any virtue, if any praise of discipline: think on these things. . . .
2 Timothy 4:22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.
Numbers 16:3 And when they had stood up against Moses and Aaron, they said: Let it be enough for you, that all the multitude consisteth of holy ones, and the Lord is among them: Why lift you up yourselves above the people of the Lord?
Isaiah 48:1,2 Hear ye these things, O house of Jacob, you that are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Juda, you who swear by the name of the Lord, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in justice. . . .
Jeremiah 7:3,4 Thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel: Make your ways and your doings good: and I will dwell with you in this place. . . .
Micah 3:11 You that build up Sion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.
ContextA Call to Repentance
…13Therefore the prudent shall keep silence at that time, for it is an evil time. 14Seek ye good, and not evil, that you may live: and the Lord the God of hosts will be with you, as you have said.15Hate evil, and love good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be the Lord the God of hosts may have mercy on the remnant of Joseph.…
Seek ye the Lord, and live: lest the house of Joseph be burnt with fire, and it shall devour, and there shall be none to quench Bethel.
You that build up Sion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.
Seek the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, you that have wrought his judgment: seek the just, seek the meek: if by any means you may be hid in the day of the Lord's indignation.
Additional TranslationsSeek good, not evil, so that you may live. And the LORD, the God of Hosts, will be with you, as you have claimed.Seek good, and not evil, that you may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as you have spoken.
Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live; and so Jehovah, the God of hosts, will be with you, as ye say.
Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the Lord God Almighty shall be with you, as ye have said,
Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live; and so Jehovah, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye say.
Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye say.
Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.
Seek good, and not evil, that you may live; and so Yahweh, the God of Armies, will be with you, as you say.
Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live, And it is so; Jehovah, God of Hosts, is with you, as ye said.
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