New Living Translation
Stay away from every kind of evil.
King James Bible
Abstain from all appearance of evil.
Darby Bible Translation
hold aloof from every form of wickedness.
World English Bible
Abstain from every form of evil.
Young's Literal Translation
from all appearance of evil abstain ye;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:22 And be equally zealous and careful to abstain from all appearance of evil - Observe, those who heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears, under pretence of proving all things, have no countenance or excuse from this scripture.
"Misery stole me at my birth And cast me helpless on the wild." The words of this hymn express my condition from my first advent into the world. My mother had overworked before I was born; and, as a result, I suffered bodily affliction from infancy. I was scarely two years old when I began having spasms. My eyes would roll back in my head, I would froth at the mouth, the tendons of my jaws would draw, causing me to bite my cheeks until the blood ran from my mouth, and I would become unconscious. …
Mary Cole—Trials and Triumphs of Faith
Third Sunday after Epiphany
1 Thessalonians 5:21
but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good.
1 Thessalonians 5:23
Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again.
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