14 Seek good and not evil,
That you may live;
So the Lord God of hosts will be with you,
(A)As you have spoken.
15 (B)Hate evil, love good;
Establish justice in the gate.
(C)It may be that the Lord God of hosts
Will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

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14 Do what is good and run from evil
    so that you may live!
Then the Lord God of Heaven’s Armies will be your helper,
    just as you have claimed.
15 Hate evil and love what is good;
    turn your courts into true halls of justice.
Perhaps even yet the Lord God of Heaven’s Armies
    will have mercy on the remnant of his people.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 5:15 Hebrew the remnant of Joseph.

14 
Seek (long for, require) good and not evil, that you may live;
And so may the Lord God of hosts be with you,
Just as you have said!
15 
Hate evil and love good,
And establish justice in the [court of the city] gate.
Perhaps the Lord God of hosts
Will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph [that is, those who remain after God’s judgment].

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