1 Thessalonians 5:22

“Abstain from all appearance of evil.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Abstaine from all appearance of euill.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

abstain from every form of evil.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

abstain from every form of evil.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Keep from every form of evil.
- Basic English Bible

hold aloof from every form of wickedness.
- Darby Bible

Abstain from all appearance of evil.
- Webster's Bible

Hold yourselves aloof from every form of evil.
- Weymouth Bible

Abstain from every form of evil.
- World English Bible

Absteyne you fro al yuel spice.
- Wycliffe Bible

from all appearance of evil abstain ye;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:22


5:22 And be equally zealous and careful to abstain from all appearance of evil - Observe, those who heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears, under pretence of proving all things, have no countenance or excuse from this scripture.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:22


1Th 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. The meaning is to avoid evil in every form.

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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