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Psalms 34:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Depart from evil, and do good; Seek peace, and pursue it.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Depart from wickedness and do good, Aim at well-being, and pursue it.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Turn aside from evil and do good, Seek peace and pursue it.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Turn away from evil and do good: seek after peace and pursue it.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Depart from euill, and doe good: seeke peace and pursue it.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Turn away from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Depart 5493
{5493} Prime
A primitive root; to turn off (literally or figuratively).
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
from evil, 7451
{7451} Prime
From H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun.
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
and do 6213
{6213} Prime
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
good; 2896
{2896} Prime
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well).
seek 1245
{1245} Prime
A primitive root; to search out (by any method; specifically in worship or prayer); by implication to strive after.
<8761> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 446
peace, 7965
{7965} Prime
From H7999; safe, that is, (figuratively) well, happy, friendly; also (abstractly) welfare, that is, health, prosperity, peace.
and pursue 7291
{7291} Prime
A primitive root; to run after (usually with hostile intent; figuratively (of time) gone by).
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 34:13-14.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 34:11-22.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 34:14

Depart — From all sin. Do good — Be ready to perform all good offices to all men. Seek — Study by all means possible to live peaceable with all men. Pursue it — Do not only embrace it gladly when it is offered, but follow hard after it, when it seems to flee away from thee.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Psalms 37:27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
Job 28:28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that [is] wisdom; and to depart from evil [is] understanding.
Proverbs 3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD [is] to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
Proverbs 13:14 The law of the wise [is] a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
Proverbs 16:16-17 How much better [is it] to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver! ... 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.
Romans 12:9 [Let] love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
1 Peter 3:11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.


Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
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.
Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Hebrews 13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
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.


Psalms 120:7 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.
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.
2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
1 Thessalonians 4:11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
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 28:28. Ps 37:27; 120:7. Pv 3:7; 8:13; 13:14; 16:16. Is 1:16. Mt 5:9. Ac 10:38. Ro 12:9, 18; 14:17. 2Co 13:11. Ga 6:10. 1Th 4:11. 2Ti 2:19. Tit 2:14. He 12:14; 13:16. Jm 3:17. 1P 3:11. 3Jn 1:11.

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