Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

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.

Amplified


He who walks [as a companion] with wise men will be wise,
But the companions of [conceited, dull-witted] fools [are fools themselves and] will experience harm.

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.

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.

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 A desire fulfilled, is sweet to the soul, but it is, an abomination to the lawless, to depart from evil. 20 He that walketh with the wise, becometh wise, but, the friend of dullards, becometh foolish. 21 Evil pursueth, sinners, but, unto the righteous, shall good be recompensed.



Cross References

Proverbs 9:6

Forsake the simple ones, and live, and advance in the way of understanding.

Proverbs 15:31

The ear that heareth the reproof which giveth life, in the midst of the wise, shall remain.

Acts 2:42

And they went on to give constant attention - unto the teaching of the apostles, and unto the fellowship, unto the breaking of bread, and unto the prayers.

Genesis 13:12-13

Abram, fixed his dwelling in the land of Canaan, - but, Lot, fixed his dwelling among the cities, of the circuit, and moved his tent as far as Sodom.

Genesis 14:12

And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son with his goods, and went their way, - he, being a dweller in Sodom.

1 Kings 12:8

But he declined the counsel of the elders which they gave him, and consulted with the young men, who had grown up with him, who were standing before himself;

1 Kings 12:10

Then spake unto him the young men who had grown up with him, saying, Thus, shalt thou say to this people that have spoken unto thee, saying - Thy father, made our yoke heavy, thou, therefore lighten it upon us, Thus, shalt thou speak unto them, My little finger, is thicker than my father's loins;

1 Kings 22:4

And he said unto Jehoshaphat, Wilt thou go with me to make war upon Ramoth-gilead?

1 Kings 22:32

And it came to pass, when the chariot-captains saw Jehoshaphat, that, they, said: Surely it is, the king of Israel! But, when they turned aside against him to fight, Jehoshaphat cried out.

2 Chronicles 19:2

And there came out to meet him, Jehu son of Hanani, the seer, who said unto King Jehoshaphat, Unto the lawless, was it right to give help? and, on them who hate Yahweh, to bestow thy love? For this cause, therefore, is there wrath against thee, from before Yahweh;

Psalm 119:63

Companion, am I, to all who revere thee, and to them who keep thy precepts.

Proverbs 1:11-19

If they say - Come with us, - Let us lie in wait for blood, Let us watch in secret for him who is needlessly innocent;

Proverbs 2:12-20

To rescue thee from the way of the wrongful, from the man that speaketh perverse things;

Proverbs 7:22-23

Going after her instantly, as an ox, to the slaughter, he entereth, and, as in fetters, unto the correction of a fool.

Proverbs 7:27

Ways to hades, are in her house, descending into the chambers of death.

Song of Songs 1:7-8

Tell me, thou loved of my soul! Where wilt thou pasture thy flock? Where wilt thou let them recline at noon? For why should I be as one that wrappeth a veil about her, by the flocks of thy companions?

Malachi 3:16

Then, they who revered Yahweh, conversed, one with another, - and Yahweh hearkened, and heard, and there was written a book of remembrance before him, for them who revered Yahweh, and for such as thought of his Name.

1 Corinthians 15:33-34

Be not deceiving yourselves, - evil communications corrupt gentle manners: -

2 Corinthians 6:14-18

Be not getting diversely yoked with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness? Or what fellowship hath light with darkness?

Hebrews 10:24

And let us attentively consider one another, to provoke unto love and noble works, -

Revelation 18:4

And I heard another voice out of heaven, saying - Come forth, my people, out of her, - that ye may have no fellowship with her sins, and, of her plagues, that ye may not receive;

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