Archaic use in 1 Samuel 18:11 for "escaped." In the Revised Version (British and American) of New Testament only in 2 Corinthians 8:20 stellomenoi (with negative), literally, "arranging that not," etc., i. e. by anticipation providing that something should not occur. In the King James Version for "turn away from," ekklinete:

Romans 16:17; 1 Timothy 6:20; "refuse," paraitou, 2 Timothy 2:23; periistaso, Titus 3:9.

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

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