Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

A man of too many friends comes to ruin, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

King James Version

A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

Holman Bible

A man with many friends may be harmed,
but there is a friend who stays closer than a brother.

International Standard Version

A man with many friends can still be ruined, but a true friend sticks closer than a brother.

A Conservative Version

He who makes many friends [does it] to his own destruction, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

American Standard Version

He that maketh many friends doeth it to his own destruction; But there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

Amplified

The man of many friends [a friend of all the world] will prove himself a bad friend, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Bible in Basic English

There are friends who may be a man's destruction, but there is a lover who keeps nearer than a brother.

Darby Translation

A man of many friends will come to ruin but there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The man that has friends must show himself to be a friend, and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.

Julia Smith Translation

A man of friends for making friendship: and there is love attaching more than a brother.

King James 2000

A man that has friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A man of [many] friends will come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Modern King James verseion

A man who has friends may be broken up, but there is a Lover who sticks closer than a brother.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A friend that delighteth in love, doth a man more friendship, and sticketh faster unto him than a brother.

NET Bible

A person who has friends may be harmed by them, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

New Heart English Bible

A man of many companions may be ruined, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

The Emphasized Bible

A man having many friends, shall come to ruin, but there is a loving one, who sticketh closer than a brother.

Webster

A man that hath friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

World English Bible

A man of many companions may be ruined, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Youngs Literal Translation

A man with friends is to show himself friendly, And there is a lover adhering more than a brother!

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

and there is
ישׁ 
Yesh 
is, be, have, there,
Usage: 135

a friend
אהב אהב 
'ahab 
Usage: 212

דּבק 
Dabeq 
Usage: 3

Devotionals

Devotionals about Proverbs 18:24

Devotionals containing Proverbs 18:24

References

Fausets

Images Proverbs 18:24

Context Readings

How To Avoid Fools And Foolishness

23 The poor man utters supplications, But the rich man answers roughly. 24 A man of too many friends comes to ruin, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.



Cross References

Proverbs 17:17

A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.

1 Samuel 19:4-5

Then Jonathan spoke well of David to Saul his father and said to him, "Do not let the king sin against his servant David, since he has not sinned against you, and since his deeds have been very beneficial to you.

1 Samuel 30:26-31

Now when David came to Ziklag, he sent some of the spoil to the elders of Judah, to his friends, saying, "Behold, a gift for you from the spoil of the enemies of the LORD:

2 Samuel 1:26

"I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan; You have been very pleasant to me. Your love to me was more wonderful Than the love of women.

2 Samuel 9:1-13

Then David said, "Is there yet anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?"

2 Samuel 16:17

Absalom said to Hushai, "Is this your loyalty to your friend? Why did you not go with your friend?"

2 Samuel 17:27-29

Now when David had come to Mahanaim, Shobi the son of Nahash from Rabbah of the sons of Ammon, Machir the son of Ammiel from Lo-debar, and Barzillai the Gileadite from Rogelim,

2 Samuel 19:30-39

Mephibosheth said to the king, "Let him even take it all, since my lord the king has come safely to his own house."

2 Samuel 21:7

But the king spared Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan the son of Saul, because of the oath of the LORD which was between them, between David and Saul's son Jonathan.

1 Chronicles 12:38-40

All these, being men of war who could draw up in battle formation, came to Hebron with a perfect heart to make David king over all Israel; and all the rest also of Israel were of one mind to make David king.

Proverbs 27:9

Oil and perfume make the heart glad, So a man's counsel is sweet to his friend.

Matthew 26:49-50

Immediately Judas went to Jesus and said, "Hail, Rabbi!" and kissed Him.

John 15:13-15

"Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.

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