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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(v. t.) To avoid; to keep clear of; to get out of the way of; to escape from; to eschew; as, to shun rocks, shoals, vice.
4026. periistemi -- to stand around, turn around (to avoid)
... to avoid). Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: periistemi Phonetic Spelling:
(per-ee-is'-tay-mee) Short Definition: I stand around, avoid, shun Definition: in ...
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5288. hupostello -- to draw in, let down, draw back
... hupostello Phonetic Spelling: (hoop-os-tel'-lo) Short Definition: I draw back, conceal
Definition: I withdraw, draw back, keep back, shun, conceal. ...
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5343. pheugo -- to flee
... to flee. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: pheugo Phonetic Spelling:
(fyoo'-go) Short Definition: I flee, escape, shun Definition: I flee, escape, shun. ...
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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. ...
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665. apotrepo -- to turn away
... to turn away. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: apotrepo Phonetic Spelling:
(ap-ot-rep'-o) Short Definition: I turn away from, shun Definition: I turn away ...
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1624. ektrepo -- to turn away
... mid. and pass: I turn aside (from the right road), wander, forsake, and
with an object: I remove from myself, shun, avoid. Word ...
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1578. ekklino -- to deviate, to turn away (from someone or ...
... From ek and klino; to deviate, ie (absolutely) to shun (literally or figuratively),
or (relatively) to decline (from piety) -- avoid, eschew, go out of the way ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7368. rachaq -- to be or become far or distant
... remove them far (1), remove you far (1), remove...far (1), removed and far (1),
removed my far (2), removed them far (1), removed...far (1), shun (1), stand ...
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Commandment Eighth. We Ought to Shun that which is Evil, and do ...
... The Pastor: Book Second."Commandments. Commandment Eighth. We Ought to
Shun that Which is Evil, and Do that Which is Good. "I ...
/.../pastor/the pastor books first second third/commandment eighth we ought to.htm

What is the Philosophy which the Apostle Bids us Shun?
... The Stromata, or Miscellanies: Book I Chapter XI."What is the Philosophy
Which the Apostle Bids Us Shun? This, then, "the wisdom ...
/.../clement/the stromata or miscellanies/chapter xi what is the philosophy.htm

Continuation of the Exposition of 1 Tim. ...
... "O Timothy," he says, "Guard the deposit, shunning profane novelties of words."
"Shun them as ... Not even to eat [502] with a person of this sort. What is "shun"? ...
/.../the commonitory of vincent of lerins/chapter xxiv continuation of the.htm

Man is Endowed with the Faculty of Distinguishing Good and Evil ...
... But if any one do shun the knowledge of both these kinds of things, and the twofold
perception of knowledge, he unawares divests himself of the character of a ...
/.../irenaeus/against heresies/chapter xxxix man is endowed with.htm

The Little Chamber on the Wall.
... But the most beautiful story in the life of Elisha is that of the
Shun-amite mother and her son. The mother was a noble lady of ...
/.../lathbury/childs story of the bible/chapter xxviii the little chamber.htm

The Dilemma in which I am Placed is of Your Making: it is Brought ...
... You at once forbid me to answer and compel me. Well, then; I must shun excess
on both sides. ... Well, then; I must shun excess on both sides. ...
/.../3 the dilemma in which.htm

The Catholic Faith Concerning Law, Grace, and Free Will.
... Now the Lord Himself not only shows us what evil we should shun, and what good we
should do, which is all that the letter of the law is able to effect; but He ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 2 the catholic faith concerning.htm

Whether all Sorrow is Evil?
... And from this point of view, all shun sorrow, inasmuch as they shun evil:
but they do not shun the perception and rejection of evil. ...
/...// theologica/whether all sorrow is evil.htm

All Saints' Day, or St Ursula's Day
... Then he begins to shun and avoid evil, and to resist sin and all that causes it;
so that he may learn to die unto it, that he may be clean and no longer ...
// inner way/sermon xxvii all saints day.htm

Letter ccxxvi. To the Ascetics under Him.
... writers of those famous letters against Eudoxius and all his faction, the senders
of them to all the brotherhood, the protesters that they shun their communion ...
/.../basil/basil letters and select works/letter ccxxvi to the ascetics.htm

Shun (14 Occurrences)
... (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. ...Shun (14 Occurrences). ...
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Avoid (31 Occurrences)
... 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. ...
/a/avoid.htm - 15k

... SANCTITY, LEGISLATION OF. sank'-ti-ti, lej-is-la'-shun. See ASTRONOMY, sec. I, 5,
(6). LEGISLATION, OF SANCTITY. lej-is-la'-shun. See ASTRONOMY, sec. I, 5. ...
/l/legislation.htm - 7k

Instruction (117 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. INSTRUCTION. in-struk'-shun. See CATECHIST; EDUCATION;
SCHOOL. Multi-Version Concordance Instruction (117 Occurrences). ...
/i/instruction.htm - 35k

Decline (10 Occurrences)
... sound morals. 4. (vi) To turn away; to shun; to refuse; -- the opposite of
accept or consent; as, he declined, upon principle. 5. (vt ...
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Destruction (734 Occurrences)
... de-struk'-shun `ir ha-herec; (Septuagint Base-dek): In his prediction of the future
return of Egypt to Yahweh, Isaiah declares, "In that day there shall be ...
/d/destruction.htm - 39k

Dedication (16 Occurrences)
... ded'-i-kat, ded-ika'-shun (chanukkah, "initiation," "consecration"; qadhesh, "to
be clean," "sanctify"; cherem, "a thing devoted (to God)"): Often used in ...
/d/dedication.htm - 15k

Conception (6 Occurrences)
... kon-sep'-shun, kon-sev' (harah, and derivatives; sullambano): Physically, the beginning
of a new life in the womb of a mother, "to catch on," used thus some ...
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Confection (2 Occurrences)
... kon-fek'-shun, kon-fek'-shun-a-ri (roqach "perfume," "spice," raqqahah, feminine
"perfumer"): (1) "Confection" is found in the King James Version only and but ...
/c/confection.htm - 8k

... kon-fek'-shun, kon-fek'-shun-a-ri (roqach "perfume," "spice," raqqahah, feminine
"perfumer"): (1) "Confection" is found in the King James Version only and but ...
/c/confectionary.htm - 7k

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Shun (14 Occurrences)

Romans 16:17
But I beseech you, brethren, to keep a watch on those who are causing the divisions among you, and are leading others into sin, in defiance of the instruction which you have received; and habitually to shun them.

1 Corinthians 6:18
Flee sexual immorality! "Every sin that a man does is outside the body," but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.
(See RSV)

1 Corinthians 10:14
Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.
(See RSV)

1 Timothy 6:11
But you, man of God, flee these things, and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and gentleness.
(See RSV)

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

2 Timothy 2:22
Flee from youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
(See RSV)

Titus 3:9
but shun foolish questionings, genealogies, strife, and disputes about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

1 Peter 3:11
Let him shun evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and pursue it.

Job 28:28
To man he said,'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom. To depart from evil is understanding.'"
(See NIV)

Psalms 88:8
Thou hast put mine acquaintance far from me; Thou hast made me an abomination unto them; I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.
(See RSV)

Psalms 88:18
You have put lover and friend far from me, and my friends into darkness.
(See RSV)

Proverbs 3:7
Put no high value on your wisdom: let the fear of the Lord be before you, and keep yourself from evil:
(See NIV)

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.

Ecclesiastes 3:5
A time to take stones away and a time to get stones together; a time for kissing and a time to keep from kissing;
(See NAS)



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