New American Standard Bible
"HE MUST TURN AWAY FROM EVIL AND DO GOOD; HE MUST SEEK PEACE AND PURSUE IT.
King James Bible
Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.
Darby Bible Translation
And let him avoid evil, and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it;
World English Bible
Let him turn away from evil, and do good. Let him seek peace, and pursue it.
Young's Literal Translation
let him turn aside from evil, and do good, let him seek peace and pursue it;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Let him eschew evil - Let him avoid all evil. Compare Job 1:1.
And do good - In any and every way; by endeavoring to promote the happiness of all. Compare the notes at Galatians 6:10.
(1) A peaceful spirit - a calm, serene, and equal temper of mind - is favorable to health, avoiding those corroding and distracting passions which do so much to wear out the physical energies of the frame; and,
(2) such a spirit will preserve us from those contentions and strifes to which so many owe their death. Let anyone reflect on the numbers that are killed in duels, in battles, and in brawls, and he will have no difficulty in seeing how a peace fill spirit will contribute to length of days.
'Be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts.'--1 Peter iii. 14, 15. These words are a quotation from the prophet Isaiah, with some very significant variations. As originally spoken, they come from a period of the prophet's life when he was surrounded by conspirators against him, eager to destroy, and when he had been giving utterance to threatening prophecies as to the coming up of the King of Assyria, and the voice of God encouraged him and his …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.
1 Peter 3:12
"FOR THE EYES OF THE LORD ARE TOWARD THE RIGHTEOUS, AND HIS EARS ATTEND TO THEIR PRAYER, BUT THE FACE OF THE LORD IS AGAINST THOSE WHO DO EVIL."
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