Psalms 34:14

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Depart from euill, and doe good: seeke peace and pursue it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Depart from evil, and do good; Seek peace, and pursue it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

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

Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
- Webster's Bible

Depart from evil, and do good. seek peace, and pursue it.
- World English Bible

Turn aside from evil and do good, Seek peace and pursue it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(34:15) Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 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.


Discussion for Psalms 34:14

  • The first step to peace is to seek the Prince of Peace Jesus Christ. He alone can bring peace to your heart and one day soon peace to this world. You will search in vain to find peace anywhere else.

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