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1 Thessalonians 5:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— See that none render unto any one evil for evil; but always follow after that which is good, one toward another, and toward all.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— See that none render evil for evil unto any [man]; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all [men].
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— See that none render evil for evil to any [man]; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all [men].
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— See that no one render to any evil for evil, but pursue always what is good towards one another and towards all;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— See that none, evil for evil, unto any, do render: but, evermore, what is good, be pursuing, towards one another, and towards all:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— see no one evil for evil may render to any one, but always that which is good pursue ye, both to one another and to all;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— See that none render evil for evil to any man: but ever follow that which is good towards each other and towards all men.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— See that none render euill for euill vnto any man: but euer follow that which is good, both among your selues and to all men.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And beware, lest any of you evil render for evil; but always follow after (those things which are) good (pl.) toward one another, and toward every man.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And beware, lest any of you return evil for evil, but always follow good deeds, towards one another, and towards all men.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
See 3708
{3708} Prime
ὁράω
horao
{hor-ah'-o}
Properly to stare at (compare G3700), that is, (by implication) to discern clearly (physically or mentally); by extension to attend to; by Hebraism to experience; passively to appear.
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
that none 3361
{3361} Prime
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
5100
{5100} Prime
τὶς
tis
{tis}
An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.
render 591
{0591} Prime
ἀποδίδωμι
apodidomi
{ap-od-eed'-o-mee}
From G0575 and G1325; to give away, that is, up, over, back, etc. (in various applications).
z5632
<5632> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 449
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.
for 473
{0473} Prime
ἀντί
anti
{an-tee'}
A primary particle; opposite, that is, instead or because of (rarely in addition to).
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.
unto any 5100
{5100} Prime
τὶς
tis
{tis}
An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.
[man]; but 235
{0235} Prime
ἀλλά
alla
{al-lah'}
Neuter plural of G0243; properly other things, that is, (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations).
ever 3842
{3842} Prime
πάντοτε
pantote
{pan'-tot-eh}
From G3956 and G3753; every when, that is, at all times.
follow 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.
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
that which y3588
[3588] Standard

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
is good, 18
{0018} Prime
ἀγαθός
agathos
{ag-ath-os'}
A primary word; 'good' (in any sense, often as noun).
both 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.
among 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
yourselves, 240
{0240} Prime
ἀλλήλων
allelon
{al-lay'-lone}
Genitive plural from G0243 reduplicated; one another. (Sometimes with G3326 or G4314.).
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.
to 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
all 3956
{3956} Prime
πᾶς
pas
{pas}
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
[men].
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Thessalonians 5:15

_ _ (Romans 12:17; 1 Peter 3:9.)

_ _ unto any man — whether unto a Christian, or a heathen, however great the provocation.

_ _ follow — as a matter of earnest pursuit.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Thessalonians 5:11-15.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Thessalonians 5:15

See that none — Watch over both yourselves and each other. Follow that which is good — Do it resolutely and perseveringly.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Thessalonians 5:15

(10) See that none render evil for evil unto any [man]; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all [men].

(10) Charity ought not to be overcome by any injuries.

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See:

Genesis 45:24 So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way.
1 Corinthians 16:10 Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also [do].
Ephesians 5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
Ephesians 5:33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife [see] that she reverence [her] husband.
1 Peter 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, [see that ye] love one another with a pure heart fervently:
Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See [thou do it] not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
Revelation 22:9 Then saith he unto me, See [thou do it] not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.

none:

Exodus 23:4-5 If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again. ... If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him.
Leviticus 19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I [am] the LORD.
1 Samuel 24:13 As saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.
Psalms 7:4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)
Proverbs 17:13 Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.
Proverbs 20:22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; [but] wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.
Proverbs 24:17 Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:
Proverbs 24:29 Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.
Proverbs 25:21 If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:
Matthew 5:39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Matthew 5:44-45 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; ... 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.
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 12:17-21 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. ... Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
1 Corinthians 6:7 Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather [suffer yourselves to] be defrauded?
1 Peter 2:22-23 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: ... Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed [himself] to him that judgeth righteously:
1 Peter 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

ever:

1 Thessalonians 2:12 That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.
Deuteronomy 16:20 That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Psalms 38:20 They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow [the thing that] good [is].
Romans 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
1 Corinthians 14:1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual [gifts], but rather that ye may prophesy.
1 Timothy 6:11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all [men], and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
1 Peter 3:11-13 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. ... And who [is] he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?
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.

and:

Romans 12:17-18 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. ... If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
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.
2 Timothy 2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all [men], apt to teach, patient,
Titus 3:2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, [but] gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
1 Peter 2:17 Honour all [men]. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
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Gn 45:24. Ex 23:4. Lv 19:18. Dt 16:20. 1S 24:13. Ps 7:4; 38:20. Pv 17:13; 20:22; 24:17, 29; 25:21. Mt 5:39, 44. Lk 6:35. Ro 12:17; 14:19. 1Co 6:7; 14:1; 16:10. Ga 6:10. Ep 5:15, 33. 1Th 2:12. 1Ti 6:11. 2Ti 2:24. Tit 3:2. He 12:14. 1P 1:22; 2:17, 22; 3:9, 11. 3Jn 1:11. Rv 19:10; 22:9.

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