Most Relevant Verses
Stop being deceived: "Wicked friends lead to evil ends."
Whoever keeps company with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools suffers harm.
But now I am writing to you to stop associating with any so-called brother if he is sexually immoral, greedy, an idolater, a slanderer, a drunk, or a robber. You must even stop eating with someone like that.
I do not sit with those committed to what is false, nor do I travel with hypocrites. I hate the company of those who practice evil, nor do I sit with the wicked.
How blessed is the person, who does not take the advice of the wicked, who does not stand on the path with sinners, and who does not sit in the seat of mockers. But he delights in the LORD's instruction, and meditates in his instruction day and night. He will be like a tree planted by streams of water, yielding its fruit in its season, and whose leaf does not wither. He will prosper in everything he does.read more.
But this is not the case with the wicked. They are like chaff that the wind blows away.
Don't make friends with a hot-tempered man, and do not associate with someone who is easily angered, or you may learn his ways and find yourself caught in a trap.
My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. If they say, "Come with us! Let's lie in wait for blood; let's ambush some innocent person for no reason at all.
Do not enter the path of the wicked, or go along the way of evil men. Avoid it! Don't travel on it! Turn away from it, and pass on by.
Whoever keeps the Law is a discerning son, but whoever keeps company with gluttons brings shame to his father.
You keep Omri's statutes and observe the customs of the house of Ahab. Because you live according to their advice, I'll make you desolate and turn your inhabitants into an object of scorn. Therefore you will bear the shame of my people."
and because lawlessness will increase, the love of many people will grow cold.
Now I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who create divisions and sinful enticements that oppose the teaching you have learned. Stay away from them,
Stop becoming unevenly yoked with unbelievers. What partnership can righteousness have with lawlessness? What fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony exists between the Messiah and Beliar, or what do a believer and an unbeliever have in common?
Do not let anyone deceive you with meaningless words, for it is because of these things that God becomes angry with those who disobey. So do not be partners with them.
and have nothing to do with the unfruitful actions that darkness produces. Instead, expose them for what they are.
In the name of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is living in idleness and not living according to the tradition that they received from us.
Do not ordain anyone hastily. Do not participate in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.
and incessant conflict between people who are depraved in mind and deprived of truth. They think that godliness is a way to make a profit.
traitors, reckless, conceited, and lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.
"I know what you've been doing, your toil, and your endurance. I also know that you cannot tolerate evil people. You have tested those who call themselves apostles, but are not, and have found them to be false.
Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, so that you don't participate in her sins and also suffer from her diseases.