1 Thessalonians 5:15

“See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

See that none render unto any one evil for evil; but always follow after that which is good, one toward another, and toward all.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let no one give evil for evil; but ever go after what is good, for one another and for all.
- Basic English Bible

See that no one render to any evil for evil, but pursue always what is good towards one another and towards all;
- Darby Bible

See that none render evil for evil to any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
- Webster's Bible

See to it that no one ever repays another with evil for evil; but always seek opportunities of doing good both to one another and to all the world.
- Weymouth Bible

See that no one returns evil for evil to anyone, but always follow after that which is good, for one another, and for all.
- World English Bible

Se ye, that no man yelde yuel for yuel to ony man; but euere more sue ye that that is good, ech to othere and to alle men.
- Wycliffe Bible

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;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:15


5:15 See that none - Watch over both yourselves and each other. Follow that which is good - Do it resolutely and perseveringly.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:15


1Th 5:15 See that none render evil for evil. See PNT "Ro 12:21". This doctrine was subversive of the practice of the whole world.

Discussion for 1 Thessalonians 5

  • Irene123
    Tosha - I'm just really very curious; on which comment were you basing your comment about 'appearance'? I'd like to read it.
  • Tosha
    My comment is this, who judges your appearance? Their is only one God, and he has allowed a few to write some things of what he expects, but unless u have read the entire bible and extra bks, u have no idea what the start of what God our creator expects of our appearance.
  • Diane Collins
    Pray until you can't pray no more this the only thing God said to do with out ceasing, if you continue to pray we will win every war cause the devil don't stop.
  • A disciple
    Irene; Ever since Cain and Abel, the Righteous have had to bear with the tribulations imposed on them by those who despise and reject the Word of the Anointed Saviour. In fact it was generally the Sentence passed on us as a species because of Adam's sin, that we have tribulation, toil and sorrow: a "trade off" if you will, for being allowed to live the rest of our lives, in faith of Christ coming.
  • Irene123
    Jesus' saints don't 'reject' His wrath; they can't; they can only reject His salvation. The wrath to come (Great Trib.) is coming to the unsaved - who reject His salvation; after those 7 yrs. then His 1.000 yr. reign, then the final judgement.
  • A disciple
    There seems here to be some misunderstanding about "tribulation," and as to whether the Saints must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. But when someone comes along and suggests that tribulation is the same as God's wrath, and something we should reject; they unwittingly make themselves enemies of the Cross; and we find that a snare from the devil has been laid before us!

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