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.
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.
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;
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;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:15 See that none - Watch over both yourselves and each other. Follow that which is good - Do it resolutely and perseveringly.
"Misery stole me at my birth And cast me helpless on the wild." The words of this hymn express my condition from my first advent into the world. My mother had overworked before I was born; and, as a result, I suffered bodily affliction from infancy. I was scarely two years old when I began having spasms. My eyes would roll back in my head, I would froth at the mouth, the tendons of my jaws would draw, causing me to bite my cheeks until the blood ran from my mouth, and I would become unconscious. …
Mary Cole—Trials and Triumphs of Faith
Third Sunday after Epiphany
Don't say, "I will get even for this wrong." Wait for the LORD to handle the matter.
But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!
Don't just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good.
Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable.
Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone--especially to those in the family of faith.
1 Thessalonians 5:21
but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good.
1 Peter 3:9
Don't repay evil for evil. Don't retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will bless you for it.
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