Bible Verse Dictionary
1 Thessalonians 5:22 - Abstain
to hold oneself off that is refrain
apparently a primary word; all any: every the whole
a view that is form (literally or figuratively)
hurtful that is evil (properly in effect or influence and thus differing from G2556 which refers rather to essential character as well as from G4550 which indicates degeneracy from original virtue); figuratively calamitous; also (passively) ill that is diseased; but especially (morally) culpable that is derelict: vicious facinorous; neuter (singular) mischief malice or (plural) guilt; masculine (singular) the devil or (plural) sinners
Definitions are taken from Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
by James Strong (S.T.D.) (LL.D.) 1890.