Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
Of all the birds the dove is the most easily alarmed and put to flight at hearing a shot fired. Remember that the Holy Ghost is compared to a dove; and if you begin to shoot at each other, the Heavenly Dove will take wing and instantly leave you. The Holy Spirit is one of love and peace, not of tumult and confusion. He cannot live among the smoke and noise of fired shots: if you would grieve the Holy Spirit and compel Him to retire, you have only to commence firing at one another, and He will instantly depart.
(Williams of Wern.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: