The meaning of Avoid in the Bible
(From International Standard Bible Encyclopedia)
a-void: Archaic use in I Samuel 18:11 for "escaped." In the Revised Version (British and American) of New Testament only in II 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; I Timothy 6:20; "refuse," paraitou, II Timothy 2:23; periistaso, Titus 3:9.
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