3:9 Do not return evil for evil or insult for insult, but instead bless 1 others 2 because you were called to inherit a blessing. 3:10 For
the one who wants to love life and see good days must keep 3 his tongue from evil and his lips from uttering deceit.
3:11 And he must turn away from evil and do good;
he must seek peace and pursue it.
But the Lord’s face is against those who do evil. 5
1 tn Grk “not returning…but blessing,” continuing the sense of command from the preceding.
2 tn The direct object “others” is omitted but implied in Greek, and must be supplied to suit English style.
3 tn Grk “stop.”
4 tn The verbs are implied but not expressed in this verse: “the Lord’s eyes [ ] on the righteous and his ears [ ] to their prayer, but his face [ ] against those who do evil.”