8 1To sum up, aall of you be harmonious, sympathetic, bbrotherly, ckindhearted, and dhumble in spirit; 9 anot returning evil for evil or binsult for insult, but 1giving a cblessing instead; for dyou were called for the very purpose that you might einherit a blessing. 10 For,
“aThe one who desires life, to love and see good days,
Must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.
11 “aHe must turn away from evil and do good;
He must seek peace and pursue it.
12 “aFor the eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous,
And His ears attend to their prayer,
But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”