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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v.) To empty.

2. (v.) To emit or throw out; to void; as, to avoid excretions.

3. (v.) To quit or evacuate; to withdraw from.

4. (v.) To make void; to annul or vacate; to refute.

5. (v.) To keep away from; to keep clear of; to endeavor no to meet; to shun; to abstain from; as, to avoid the company of gamesters.

6. (v.) To get rid of.

7. (v.) To defeat or evade; to invalidate. Thus, in a replication, the plaintiff may deny the defendant's plea, or confess it, and avoid it by stating new matter.

8. (v. i.) To retire; to withdraw.

9. (v. i.) To become void or vacant.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

a-void: Archaic use in 1 Samuel 18:11 for "escaped." In the Revised Version (British and American) of New Testament only in 2 Corinthians 8:20 stellomenoi (with negative), literally, "arranging that not," etc., i. e. by anticipation providing that something should not occur. In the King James Version for "turn away from," ekklinete: Romans 16:17 1 Timothy 6:20; "refuse," paraitou, 2 Timothy 2:23; periistaso, Titus 3:9.

4026. periistemi -- to stand around, turn around (to avoid)
... to stand around, turn around (to avoid). Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration:
periistemi Phonetic Spelling: (per-ee-is'-tay-mee) Short Definition: I stand ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/4026.htm - 8k

1624. ektrepo -- to turn away
... and pass: I turn aside (from the right road), wander, forsake, and with an object:
I remove from myself, shun, avoid. ... avoid, turn out of the way. ...
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4724. stello -- to arrange, prepare, gather up, hence to restrain
... stel'-lo) Short Definition: I arrange, take care, withdraw from Definition: I set,
arrange; mid: I provide for, take care, withdraw from, hold aloof, avoid. ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/4724.htm - 6k

1578. ekklino -- to deviate, to turn away (from someone or ...
... 1578 (from 1537 , " and " and 2827 , "bend") -- properly, to bow out (turn away),
with its inevitable (out-come); exclude; avoid by deliberate, decisive ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/1578.htm - 7k

3868. paraiteomai -- to beg from, to beg off
... par-ahee-teh'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I make excuse, refuse, reject Definition:
I beg off, make excuse, deprecate, refuse, reject, decline, shun, avoid. ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/3868.htm - 7k

2770. kerdaino -- to gain
... to gain. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: kerdaino Phonetic Spelling:
(ker-dah'-ee-no) Short Definition: I gain, win, avoid loss Definition: I gain, acquire ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/2770.htm - 7k

665. apotrepo -- to turn away
... away from, shun. Word Origin from apo and the same as trope Definition to
turn away NASB Word Usage avoid (1). turn away. From apo ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/665.htm - 6k

5442. phulasso -- to guard, watch
... from phule through the idea of isolation; to watch, ie Be on guard (literally of
figuratively); by implication, to preserve, obey, avoid -- beward, keep (self ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/5442.htm - 9k

1301. diatereo -- to keep carefully
... keep. From dia and tereo; to watch thoroughly, ie (positively and transitively)
to observe strictly, or (negatively and reflexively) to avoid wholly -- keep. ...
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1223. dia -- through, on account of, because of
... preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications,
local, causal, or occasional) -- after, always, among, at, to avoid, because of ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/1223.htm - 8k

Strong's Hebrew
6544. para' -- let go, let alone
... let go, let alone. Transliteration: para' Phonetic Spelling: (paw-rah') Short
Definition: avenge. avenge, avoid, bare, go back, make naked, perish, ...
/hebrew/6544.htm - 5k

6544a. para -- let go, let alone
... root Definition let go, let alone NASB Word Usage avoid (1), brought about a lack
(1), control (1), draw the away (1), get out of control (1), go loose (1 ...
/hebrew/6544a.htm - 5k

5493. sur -- to turn aside
... root Definition to turn aside NASB Word Usage abolished (1), avoid (1), beheaded*
(1), cut off (1), degenerate (1), depart (45), departed (7), deposed (1 ...
/hebrew/5493.htm - 7k

5437. sabab -- to turn about, go around, surround
... literally and figuratively (as follows) -- bring, cast, fetch, lead, make, walk,
X whirl, X round about, be about on every side, apply, avoid, beset (about ...
/hebrew/5437.htm - 7k


Article Eight Whether a Man Can Avoid Sin, Without Grace
... Article Eight Whether a Man can avoid Sin, without Grace. Whether a Man can avoid
Sin, without Grace ... 1. It seems that a man can avoid sin without grace. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/nature and grace/article eight whether a man.htm

Virgins are Exhorted to Avoid Visits, to Observe Modesty...
... Book III. Chapter III. Virgins are exhorted to avoid visits, to observe
modesty? Virgins are exhorted to avoid visits, to observe ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter iii virgins are exhorted.htm

Whether Man Without Grace Can Avoid Sin?
man without grace can avoid sin? Objection 1: It would ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether man without grace can.htm

Avoid Words of Contention and Causes of Animosity: Flee Also from ...
... The Doubtful Letters Of Sulpitius Severus. Chapter XVII. Avoid words of contention
and causes of animosity: flee also from all occasions of discord? ...
/.../severus/life and writings of sulpitius severus /chapter xvii avoid words of.htm

Here Leave Vulcan Unnoticed, to Avoid Prolixity; whom You all ...
... Book III. 33 We here leave Vulcan unnoticed, to avoid prolixity; whom you
all declare to be fire? We here leave Vulcan unnoticed ...
/.../the seven books of arnobius against the heathen/33 we here leave vulcan.htm

How a Monk Ought to Avoid Women and Bishops.
... Prolegomena. Chapter XVIII. How a monk ought to avoid women and bishops.
Wherefore this is an old maxim of the Fathers that is still ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xviii how a monk.htm

And yet Petilianus, to Avoid Answering what I have Said...
... Book III. Chapter 25. " 29. And yet Petilianus, to avoid answering what
I have said? "29. And yet Petilianus, to avoid answering ...
/.../writings in connection with the donatist controversy /chapter 25 29 and.htm

Avoid Schismatics.
... Chapter III."Avoid schismatics. Keep yourselves from those evil plants which Jesus
Christ does not tend, because they are not the planting of the Father. ...
/.../the epistle of ignatius to the philadelphians/chapter iii avoid schismatics.htm

Avoid the Deadly Errors of the Docet??.
... Chapter XI."Avoid the deadly errors of the Docet??. Flee, therefore, those
evil offshoots [of Satan], which produce death-bearing ...
/.../the epistle of ignatius to the trallians/chapter xi avoid the deadly errors.htm

Avoid the Docet??, and Persevere in Fasting and Prayer.
... Chapter VII."Avoid the Docet??, and persevere in fasting and prayer. "For
whosoever does not confess that Jesus Christ has come ...
/.../chapter vii avoid the docetae and.htm

Avoid (31 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (v.) To empty. 2. (v.) To emit or throw out; to void;
as, to avoid excretions. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. AVOID. ...
/a/avoid.htm - 15k

Fear (970 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) Apprehension of incurring, or solicitude to avoid, God's wrath; the
trembling and awful reverence felt toward the Supreme Being. ...
/f/fear.htm - 50k

Eschew (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary. 1. (v.) To shun; to avoid, to keep one's self clear of;
as to eschew immorality. 2. (v.) To escape from; to avoid. Int. ...
/e/eschew.htm - 7k

Escape (142 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (v.) To flee from and avoid; to be saved or exempt
from; to shun; to obtain security from; as, to escape danger. ...
/e/escape.htm - 38k

Contentions (20 Occurrences)
... opinion, (DBY). 2 Timothy 2:23 But foolish and senseless questionings avoid,
knowing that they beget contentions. (DBY WBS). Titus ...
/c/contentions.htm - 11k

Shun (14 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (vt) To avoid; to keep clear of; to get out of the way
of; to escape from; to eschew; as, to shun rocks, shoals, vice. ...
/s/shun.htm - 10k

... connected with war. They all avoid commerce and navigation, thinking that
these employments make for covetousness. They possess ...
/e/essenes.htm - 38k

Questions (76 Occurrences)
... WBS YLT NAS). 2 Timothy 2:23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid,
knowing that they do gender strifes. (KJV WBS YLT). Titus 3 ...
/q/questions.htm - 28k

Circumcision (98 Occurrences)
... to fulfil all righteousness," as of the seed of Abraham, according to the flesh;
and Paul "took and circumcised" Timothy (Acts 16:3), to avoid giving offence ...
/c/circumcision.htm - 53k

Conscience (36 Occurrences)
... at the parting of the ways, seeing clearly the right course and the wrong, conscience
imperatively commands him which to choose and which to avoid; but how ...
/c/conscience.htm - 37k

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Avoid (31 Occurrences)

John 18:28
They led Jesus therefore from Caiaphas into the Praetorium. It was early, and they themselves didn't enter into the Praetorium, that they might not be defiled, but might eat the Passover.
(See NIV)

Acts 15:29
that you abstain from things sacrificed to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality, from which if you keep yourselves, it will be well with you. Farewell."
(See NIV)

Acts 20:16
For Paul had determined to sail past Ephesus, that he might not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hastening, if it were possible for him, to be in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost.
(See NIV)

Romans 13:5
Therefore you need to be in subjection, not only because of the wrath, but also for conscience' sake.
(See RSV)

Romans 16:17
Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

1 Corinthians 7:2
Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

Galatians 6:12
As many as desire to look good in the flesh, they compel you to be circumcised; only that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.
(See NIV)

Ephesians 5:4
Avoid shameful and foolish talk and low jesting--they are all alike discreditable--and in place of these give thanks.

1 Thessalonians 4:3
For this is the will of God: your sanctification, that you abstain from sexual immorality,
(See NIV)

1 Timothy 3:7
Moreover he must have good testimony from those who are outside, to avoid falling into reproach and the snare of the devil.

1 Timothy 4:7
But profane and old wives' fables avoid, but exercise thyself unto piety;

1 Timothy 6:20
O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

2 Timothy 2:14
Remind them of these things, charging them in the sight of the Lord, that they don't argue about words, to no profit, to the subverting of those who hear.
(See RSV)

2 Timothy 2:16
But shun empty chatter, for they will proceed further in ungodliness,

2 Timothy 2:23
But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.

2 Timothy 3:5
holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power thereof. Turn away from these, also.

Titus 3:9
But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

Titus 3:10
Avoid a factious man after a first and second warning;

1 Peter 3:11
And let him avoid evil, and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it;

Nehemiah 5:9
Also I said, The thing that you do is not good: ought you not to walk in the fear of our God, because of the reproach of the nations our enemies?
(See NIV)

Psalms 38:11
My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my plague. My kinsmen stand far away.
(See NIV)

Proverbs 4:15
Avoid it, and don't pass by it. Turn from it, and pass on.

Proverbs 13:14
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning men away from the nets of death.
(See RSV)

Proverbs 14:27
The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, by which one may be turned from the nets of death.

Proverbs 15:24
Acting wisely is the way of life, guiding a man away from the underworld.
(See RSV)

Proverbs 19:7
All the relatives of the poor shun him: how much more do his friends avoid him! He pursues them with pleas, but they are gone.

Proverbs 20:3
It is an honour for a man to keep from fighting, but the foolish are ever at war.
(See NIV)

Proverbs 20:19
He who goes about talking of the business of others gives away secrets: so have nothing to do with him whose lips are open wide.
(See NIV)

Ecclesiastes 7:18
It is good to take this in your hand and not to keep your hand from that; he who has the fear of God will be free of the two.
(See NIV)

Ezekiel 46:20
He said to me, This is the place where the priests shall boil the trespass offering and the sin offering, and where they shall bake the meal offering; that they not bring them forth into the outer court, to sanctify the people.
(See NIV)

Zephaniah 1:9
In that day, I will punish all those who leap over the threshold, who fill their master's house with violence and deceit.
(See NIV)



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