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1 Peter 3:11

    1 Peter 3:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And let him turn away from evil, and do good; Let him seek peace, and pursue it.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And let him be turned from evil and do good; searching for peace and going after it with all his heart.

    Webster's Revision

    And let him turn away from 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And let him turn away from evil, and do good; Let him seek peace, and pursue it.

    Definitions for 1 Peter 3:11

    Ensue - A banner; sign; memorial.
    Eschew - Isaiah.
    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Peter 3:11

    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.

    Let him seek peace, and ensue it - Follow it; that is, practice it. See the Matthew 5:9 note; Romans 12:18 note. The meaning is, that a peaceful spirit will contribute to length of days:

    (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.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Peter 3:11

    3:11 Let him seek - To live peaceably with all men. And pursue it - Even when it seems to flee from him.