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1 Peter 3:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And let him turn away from evil, and do good; Let him seek peace, and pursue it.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “HE MUST TURN AWAY FROM EVIL AND DO GOOD; HE MUST SEEK PEACE AND PURSUE IT.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Let him shun evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and pursue it.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And let him avoid evil, and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Let him turn away from mischief, and do good, Let him seek peace, and pursue it;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— let him turn aside from evil, and do good, let him seek peace and pursue it;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Let him decline from evil and do good: Let him seek after peace and pursue it:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Let him eschew euil and do good, let him seeke peace and ensue it.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Let him depart from evil and do good, And seek peace and run after it.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— let him turn away from evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and follow after it.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Let him eschew 1578
{1578} Prime
ἐκκλίνω
ekklino
{ek-klee'-no}
From G1537 and G2827; to deviate, that is, (absolutely) to shun (literally or figuratively), or (relatively) to decline (from piety).
z5657
<5657> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 376
y575
[0575] Standard
ἀπό
apo
{ap-o'}
A primary particle; 'off', that is, away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literally or figuratively).
evil, 2556
{2556} Prime
κακός
kakos
{kak-os'}
Apparently a primary word; worthless (intrinsically such; whereas G4190 properly refers to effects), that is, (subjectively) depraved, or (objectively) injurious.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
do 4160
{4160} Prime
ποιέω
poieo
{poy-eh'-o}
Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct).
z5657
<5657> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 376
good; 18
{0018} Prime
ἀγαθός
agathos
{ag-ath-os'}
A primary word; 'good' (in any sense, often as noun).
let him seek 2212
{2212} Prime
ζητέω
zeteo
{dzay-teh'-o}
Of uncertain affinity; to seek (literally or figuratively); specifically (by Hebraism) to worship (God), or (in a bad sense) to plot (against life).
z5657
<5657> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 376
peace, 1515
{1515} Prime
εἰρήνη
eirene
{i-ray'-nay}
Probably from a primary verb εἴρω [[eiro]] (to join); peace (literally or figuratively); by implication prosperity.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
ensue 1377
{1377} Prime
διώκω
dioko
{dee-o'-ko}
A prolonged (and causative) form of a primary verb δίω [[dio]] (to flee; compare the base of G1169 and G1249); to pursue (literally or figuratively); by implication to persecute.
z5657
<5657> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 376
it. 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Peter 3:11

_ _ In oldest manuscripts, Greek,Moreover (besides his words, in acts), let him.”

_ _ eschew — “turn from.”

_ _ ensuepursue as a thing hard to attain, and that flees from one in this troublesome world.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Peter 3:8-15.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Peter 3:11

Let him seek — To live peaceably with all men. And pursue it — Even when it seems to flee from him.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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eschew:

Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name [was] Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.
Job 2:3 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that [there is] none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.
Job 28:28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that [is] wisdom; and to depart from evil [is] understanding.
Psalms 34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
Psalms 37:27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
Proverbs 3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
Proverbs 16:6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD [men] depart from evil.
Proverbs 16:17 The highway of the upright [is] to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
Isaiah 1:16-17 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; ... Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
John 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.

do:

Psalms 125:4 Do good, O LORD, unto [those that be] good, and [to them that are] upright in their hearts.
Matthew 5:45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
Mark 14:7 For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.
Luke 6:9 Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy [it]?
Luke 6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and [to] the evil.
Romans 7:19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
Romans 7:21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.
Galatians 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all [men], especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
1 Timothy 6:18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
Hebrews 13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth [it] not, to him it is sin.
3 John 1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

seek:

Psalms 120:6-7 My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace. ... I [am for] peace: but when I speak, they [are] for war.
Matthew 5:9 Blessed [are] the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Luke 1:79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and [in] the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
Romans 8:6 For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace.
Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Romans 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye 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 the Lord:
James 3:17-18 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, [and] easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. ... And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
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Jb 1:1; 2:3; 28:28. Ps 34:14; 37:27; 120:6; 125:4. Pv 3:7; 16:6, 17. Is 1:16. Mt 5:9, 45; 6:13. Mk 14:7. Lk 1:79; 6:9, 35. Jn 17:15. Ro 5:1; 7:19, 21; 8:6; 12:18; 14:17, 19. Ga 5:22; 6:10. Col 3:15. 1Ti 6:18. He 12:14; 13:16. Jm 3:17; 4:17. 3Jn 1:11.

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