Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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 person pleads for mercy, but the wealthy man responds harshly. 24 A man with many friends can still be ruined, but a true friend sticks closer than a brother.



Cross References

Proverbs 17:17

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is there for times of trouble.

1 Samuel 19:4-5

Jonathan spoke to his father Saul favorably about David. "The king shouldn't wrong his servant David because he has not wronged you and because what he has done has been very beneficial for you.

1 Samuel 30:26-31

David came to Ziklag, and he sent some of the spoil to the elders of Judah, and to his friends, telling them, "Look, this is a gift for you from the spoil of the enemies of the LORD

2 Samuel 1:26

I am in distress for you, my brother Jonathan. You have been most kind to me. Your love for me was extraordinary beyond love from women.

2 Samuel 9:1-13

Later on, David asked, "Is there anyone left alive from Saul's household to whom I can show gracious love in memory of Jonathan?"

2 Samuel 16:17

But Absalom asked Hushai, "So this is how you demonstrate your loyalty to your closest friends? Why didn't you leave with your friend?"

2 Samuel 17:27-29

When David arrived at Mahanaim, Shobi (Nahash's son from the Ammonite town of Rabbah), Makir (Ammiel's son from Lo-debar), and Barzillai (from Rogelim in Gilead) were already there.

2 Samuel 19:30-39

But Mephibosheth told the king, "Let him take all of it, now that your majesty the king has returned safely to his palace."

2 Samuel 21:7

So the king answered, "I will give them." The king exempted Mephibosheth, the son of Saul's son Jonathan, because of the promise to the LORD that existed between David and Saul's son Jonathan.

1 Chronicles 12:38-40

All these warriors arrived in battle order at Hebron, fully intending to establish David as king over all Israel. Furthermore, all of the rest of Israel were united in their intent to make David king.

Proverbs 27:9

Ointments and perfume encourage the heart; in a similar way, a friend's advice is sweet to the soul.

Matthew 26:49-50

So Judas immediately went up to Jesus and said, "Hello, Rabbi!" and kissed him tenderly.

John 15:13-15

No one shows greater love than when he lays down his life for his friends.

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