Good and Evil

It is our assignment in this world to seek what is good and eschew what is evil.

Subsidiary posts:

Related post:  Faith and Works (works referring to deeds which are good).

An asterisk indicates that a synonym is being used for either “good” or “evil” (e.g. 1 John 3:11-13 below).

Matthew 5:45

Matthew 7:11

Matthew 12:34, 35

Luke 6:35

Luke 6:45

Luke 11:13

John 5:29

Romans 2:9, 10  –  “tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does evil…but glory and honor and peace to everyone who does good

Romans 3:8

Romans 12:9

Romans 12:21  –  “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good

Romans 16:19  –  “…I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil.”

1 Thessalonians 5:21, 22  –  “hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil

Hebrews 5:14 – “…who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.

*1 John 3:11, 12, 13  –  “…Because his deeds were evil, and his brother’s were righteous…”

3 John 1:11  –  “…do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.”


Genesis 2:9, 17; 3:5, 22

Psalm 34:14  –  “Depart from evil and do good…”

Psalm 35:12  –  “They repay me evil for good…”

Psalm 37:27  –  “Depart from evil and do good…”

Psalm 52:3  –  “You love evil more than good…”

Proverbs 15:3  –  “The eyes of the Lord are in every place,watching the evil and the good.”

Ecclesiastes 12:14  –  “God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil”  –  Good and evil matter to God, even in the secrets of the heart (Romans 2:16).  Especially in the secrets of the heart, since in them are the roots of all the evil that is visible in the world.

Isaiah 1:17, 18  –  “…Cease to do evil, learn to do good…”

Isaiah 5:20  –  “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil

Isaiah 7:15  –  “…at the time He knows enough to refuse evil and choose good.”
Isaiah 7:16  –  “For before the boy will know enough to refuse evil and choose good…”

Jeremiah 4:22  –  “…They are shrewd to do evil, but to do good they do not know.”

Amos 5:14  –  “Seek good and not evil…”
Amos 5:15  –  “Hate evil, love good…”

Micah 3:2  –  “You who hate good and love evil…”

Zephaniah 1:12  –  “…I will punish the men who are stagnant in spirit, who say in their hearts, ‘The Lord will not do good or evil!’”

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