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Psalms 34:14

    Psalms 34:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Depart from evil, and do good; Seek peace, and pursue it.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Be turned from evil, and do good; make a search for peace, desiring it with all your heart.

    Webster's Revision

    Depart from evil, and do good; Seek peace, and pursue it.

    World English Bible

    Depart from evil, and do good. seek peace, and pursue it.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 34:14

    Depart from evil - From all evil; from vice and crime in every form.

    And do good - Do good to all people, and in all the relations of life.

    Seek peace - Strive to live in peace with all the world. Compare the notes at Romans 12:18.

    And pursue it - Follow after it. Make it an object of desire, and put forth constant efforts to live in peace with all human beings. There can be no doubt that this is appropriate advice to one who wishes to lengthen out his days. We have only to remember how many are cut down by indulging in a quarrelsome, litigious, and contentious spirit - by seeking revenge - by quarrels, duels, wars, and strife - to see the wisdom of this counsel.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 34:14

    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.

    Verses Related to Psalms 34:14

    Proverbs 14:30 - A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.
    Ephesians 2:17 - And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
    John 16:33 - These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.