Such is not the case. X. KJV The L ord will keep you from all ... Abstain from all appearance of evil. (1 Thes 5:22 NRSV) Stay away from every kind of evil. "Abstain from all appearance of evil." 24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. 20 Despise not prophesyings. exegesis christian-living 1-thessalonians. Other translations render 1 Thessalonians 5:22 more accurately: Reject every kind of evil. 300 Changes In The NIV and Other Modern Bible Versions The following table lists 300 verses that have been changed in the seven most popular versions. We want to avoid evil—pretty straightforward. Abstain from every form of evil. 1 Thessalonians 5:22 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Thessalonians 5:22, NIV: "reject every kind of evil." Do what it says. 1 Thessalonians 4:12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.. Exodus 23:7 Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked. NKJV. 23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Doing that helps us to stay holy and focused on giving God glory in our lives. 1 Thessalonians 5:22, KJV: "Abstain from all appearance of evil." (1 Thes 5:22 NLT) abstain from every form of evil. (1 Thes 5:12-22 KJV) reject every kind of evil. 21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Proverbs 3:7-8. NIV: reject every kind of evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. 19 Quench not the Spirit. Abstain from all appearance of evil. When you read, “Abstain from all appearance of evil,” you are left with the impression that the apostle Paul is not only condemning evil (v. 21), but he is also condemning that which appears to be evil. Abstain from all appearance of evil. Depending on the Bible version you use, 1 Thessalonians 5:22 refers to the “appearance of evil” (KJV), “every kind of evil” (NIV and NLT), or “every form of evil” (NRSV, NKJV, and ESV). Hans Deventer and Dennis R. Bratcher. 1 Thessalonians 5:22, NASB: "abstain from every form of evil." Each of these is a good translation since the Greek word translated “appearance,” “form,” or “kind” can mean any of … Most Protestants, especially those in the evangelical traditions, place great value on Scripture as the basis for developing theology or taking ethical stands. Abstain from all appearance of evil. 1 Thessalonians 5:22, ESV: "Abstain from every form of evil." THE SEVEN MOST POPULAR VERSIONS (NIV) Clarke's Commentary on the Bible. 22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. understanding prophecy. As the result of your "proving all things," and especially all prophesyings, "hold fast ( Luke 8:15, 1 Corinthians 11:2, Hebrews 2:1) the good, and hold yourselves aloof from every appearance of evil" ("every evil species" [BENGEL and WAHL]). 1 Thessalonians 5:22 Context. But is that an accurate translation? 1 Thessalonians 5:22, NLT: "Stay away from every kind of evil." Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.” (NIV) Bible Verse about the Appearance of Evil “Abstain from all appearance of evil.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:22, KJV (1 Thess 5:22 NIV) abstain from every form of evil. Click here to: The “Appearance” of Evil Mistranslation in 1 Thessalonians 5:22. I am most familiar with the first translation, as was the poster of the answer that inspired this question. 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