from old French eschever, "to flee from" ( Job 1:1 Job 1:8 ; 2:3 ; 1 Peter 3:11 ).

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Eschew". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .


To avoid; turn aside from.

For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: let him ESCHEW evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. ( 1 Peter 1:1 John 3:10-11 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

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"Entry for 'Eschew'". A King James Dictionary.


es-choo' (cur; ekklino):

Only 4 times in the King James Version (Job 1:1,8; 2:3; 1 Peter 3:11), in all of which the American Standard Revised Version renders by the appropriate form of "turn away from."

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ESCHEW'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.