Parallel Verses

Amplified

He who walks [as a companion] with wise men is wise, but he who associates with [self-confident] fools is [a fool himself and] shall smart for it.

New American Standard Bible

He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm.

King James Version

He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Holman Bible

The one who walks with the wise will become wise,
but a companion of fools will suffer harm.

International Standard Version

Whoever keeps company with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools suffers harm.

A Conservative Version

Walk with wise men, and thou shall be wise. But the companion of fools shall smart for it.

American Standard Version

Walk with wise men, and thou shalt be wise; But the companion of fools shall smart for it.

Bible in Basic English

Go with wise men and be wise: but he who keeps company with the foolish will be broken.

Darby Translation

He that walketh with wise men becometh wise; but a companion of the foolish will be depraved.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that walks with wise men shall be wise, but the companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Julia Smith Translation

He going with the wise, and he is wise: and the companion of the foolish shall become evil.

King James 2000

He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Walk with the wise and be wise, but as for the companion of fools, he will suffer harm.

Modern King James verseion

He who walks with the wise shall be wise, but a companion with fools shall be destroyed.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that goeth in the company of wise men, shall be wise; but whoso is a companion of fools shall be hurt.

NET Bible

The one who associates with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.

New Heart English Bible

One who walks with wise men grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.

The Emphasized Bible

He that walketh with the wise, becometh wise, but, the friend of dullards, becometh foolish.

Webster

He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

World English Bible

One who walks with wise men grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is walking with wise men is wise, And a companion of fools suffereth evil.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
הלך 
Halak 
go, walk, come, ...away, ...along,
Usage: 1545

with wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 27

but a companion
רעה 
Ra`ah 
Usage: 171

of fools
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

Context Readings

A Wise Son Lives Righteously

19 Satisfied desire is sweet to a person; therefore it is hateful and exceedingly offensive to [self-confident] fools to give up evil [upon which they have set their hearts]. 20 He who walks [as a companion] with wise men is wise, but he who associates with [self-confident] fools is [a fool himself and] shall smart for it. 21 Evil pursues sinners, but the consistently upright and in right standing with God is recompensed with good.



Cross References

Proverbs 9:6

Leave off, simple ones [forsake the foolish and simpleminded] and live! And walk in the way of insight and understanding.

Proverbs 15:31

The ear that listens to the reproof [that leads to or gives] life will remain among the wise.

Acts 2:42

And they steadfastly persevered, devoting themselves constantly to the instruction and fellowship of the apostles, to the breaking of bread [including the Lord's Supper] and prayers.

Genesis 13:12-13

Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelt in the cities of the [Jordan] Valley and moved his tent as far as Sodom and dwelt there.

Genesis 14:12

And they also took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods away with them.

1 Kings 12:8

But he forsook the counsel the old men gave him and consulted the young men who grew up with him and stood before him.

1 Kings 12:10

The young men who grew up with him answered, To the people who told you, Your father made our yoke heavy, but you make it lighter for us -- "say this, My little finger shall be thicker than my father's loins.

1 Kings 22:4

And [Ahab] said to Jehoshaphat, Will you go with me to Ramoth-gilead to battle? Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, I am as you are, my people as your people, my horses as your horses.

1 Kings 22:32

And when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, they said, Surely it is the king of Israel. They turned to fight against him, but Jehoshaphat cried out.

2 Chronicles 19:2

Jehu son of Hanani, the seer, went out to meet him and said to Jehoshaphat, Should you help the ungodly and love those who hate the Lord? Because of this, wrath has gone out against you from the Lord.

Psalm 119:63

I am a companion of all those who fear, revere, and worship You, and of those who observe and give heed to Your precepts.

Proverbs 1:11-19

If they say, Come with us; let us lie in wait [to shed] blood, let us ambush the innocent without cause [and show that his piety is in vain];

Proverbs 2:12-20

To deliver you from the way of evil and the evil men, from men who speak perverse things and are liars,

Proverbs 7:22-23

Suddenly he [yields and] follows her reluctantly like an ox moving to the slaughter, like one in fetters going to the correction [to be given] to a fool or like a dog enticed by food to the muzzle

Proverbs 7:27

Her house is the way to Sheol (Hades, the place of the dead), going down to the chambers of death.

Song of Songs 1:7-8

[Addressing her shepherd, she said] Tell me, O you whom my soul loves, where you pasture your flock, where you make it lie down at noon. For why should I [as I think of you] be as a veiled one straying beside the flocks of your companions?

Malachi 3:16

Then those who feared the Lord talked often one to another; and the Lord listened and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him of those who reverenced and worshipfully feared the Lord and who thought on His name.

1 Corinthians 15:33-34

Do not be so deceived and misled! Evil companionships (communion, associations) corrupt and deprave good manners and morals and character.

2 Corinthians 6:14-18

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers [do not make mismated alliances with them or come under a different yoke with them, inconsistent with your faith]. For what partnership have right living and right standing with God with iniquity and lawlessness? Or how can light have fellowship with darkness?

Hebrews 10:24

And let us consider and give attentive, continuous care to watching over one another, studying how we may stir up (stimulate and incite) to love and helpful deeds and noble activities,

Revelation 18:4

I then heard another voice from heaven saying, Come out from her, my people, so that you may not share in her sins, neither participate in her plagues.

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