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You must turn away from evil and do good; you must strive for peace with all your heart.
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Let him decline from evil and do good: Let him seek after peace and pursue it:
Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Hus, whose name was Job, and that man was simple and upright, and fearing God, and avoiding evil.
Job 2:3 And the Lord said to Satan: Hast thou considered my servant, Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a man simple and upright, and fearing God, and avoiding evil, and still keeping his innocence? But thou hast moved me against him, that I should afflict him without cause.
Job 28:28 And he said to man: Behold the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom: and to depart from evil, is understanding.
Psalm 34:14 Turn away from evil and do good: seek after peace and pursue it.
Psalm 37:27 Decline from evil and do good, and dwell for ever and ever.
Proverbs 3:7 For it shall be health to thy navel, and moistening to thy bones.
Proverbs 16:6,17 By mercy and truth iniquity is redeemed; and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil. . . .
Isaiah 1:16,17 Wash yourselves, be clean, take away the evil of your devices from my eyes, cease to do perversely, . . .
Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. Amen.
John 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldst take them out of the world, but that thou shouldst keep them from evil.
Psalm 125:4 Do good, O Lord, to those that are good, and to the upright of heart.
Matthew 5:45 That you may be the children of your Father who is in heaven, who maketh his sun to rise upon the good, and bad, and raineth upon the just and the unjust.
Mark 14:7 For the poor you have always with you: and whensoever you will, you may do them good: but me you have not always.
Luke 6:9,35 Then Jesus said to them: I ask you, if it be lawful on the sabbath days to do good or to do evil? To save life or to destroy? . . .
Romans 7:19,21 For the good which I will, I do not: but the evil which I will not, that I do. . . .
Galatians 6:10 Therefore, whilst we have time, let us work good to all men, but especially to those who are of the household of the faith.
1 Timothy 6:18 To do good, to be rich in good work, to give easily, to communicate to others,
Hebrews 13:16 And do not forget to do good and to impart: for by such sacrifices God's favour is obtained.
James 4:17 To him therefore who knoweth to do good and doth it not, to him it is sin.
3 John 1:11 Dearly beloved, follow not that which is evil: but that which is good. He that doth good is of God: he that doth evil hath not seen God.
Psalm 120:6,7 My soul hath been long a sojourner. . . .
Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Luke 1:79 To enlighten them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death: to direct our feet into the way of peace.
Romans 5:1 Being justified therefore by faith, let us have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ:
Romans 8:6 For the wisdom of the flesh is death: but the wisdom of the spirit is life and peace.
Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as is in you, have peace with all men.
Romans 14:17,19 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink: but justice and peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. . . .
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is, charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, longanimity,
Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of Christ rejoice in your hearts, wherein also you are called in one body: and be ye thankful.
Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men and holiness: without which no man shall see God.
James 3:17,18 But the wisdom that is from above, first indeed is chaste, then peaceable, modest, easy to be persuaded, consenting to the good, full of mercy and good fruits, without judging, without dissimulation. . . .
ContextTurning from Evil
…10For he that will love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile. 11Let him decline from evil and do good: Let him seek after peace and pursue it: 12Because the eyes of the Lord are upon the just, and his ears unto their prayers but the countenance of the Lord upon them that do evil things.…
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