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Keep company with the wise and you will become wise. If you make friends with stupid people, you will be ruined.
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He that walketh with the wise, shall be wise: a friend of fools shall become like to them.
Proverbs 2:20 For they that are upright, shall dwell in the earth; and the simple shall continue in it.
Psalm 119:63 I am a partaker with all them that fear thee, and that keep thy commandments.
Songs 1:7,8 If thou know not thyself, O fairest among women, go forth, and follow after the steps of the flocks, and feed thy kids beside the tents of the shepherds. . . .
Malachi 3:16 Then they that feared the Lord, spoke every one with his neighbour: and the Lord gave ear, and heard it: and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that fear the Lord, and think on his name.
Acts 2:42 And they were persevering in the doctrine of the apostles and in the communication of the breaking of bread and in prayers.
Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another, to provoke unto charity and to good works:
Proverbs 1:11-19 Let us swallow him up alive like hell, and whole as one that goeth down into the pit. . . .
Proverbs 2:12-19 Who leave the right way, and walk by dark ways: . . .
Proverbs 7:22,23,27 Till the arrow pierce his liver: as if a bird should make haste to the snare, and knoweth not that his life is in danger. . . .
Proverbs 9:6 He that teacheth a scorner, doth an injury to himself; and he that rebuketh a wicked man, getteth himself a blot.
Genesis 13:12,13 Abram dwelt in the land of Chanaan: and Lot abode in the towns, that were about the Jordan, and dwelt in Sodom. . . .
Genesis 14:12 And Lot also, the son of Abram's brother, who dwelt in Sodom, and his substance.
1 Kings 12:8,10 But he left the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men that had been brought up with him, and stood before him. . . .
1 Kings 22:4,32 And he said to Josaphat: Wilt thou come with me to battle to Ramoth Galaad? . . .
2 Chronicles 19:2 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer met him, and said to him: Thou helpest the ungodly, and thou art joined in friendship with them that hate the Lord, and therefore thou didst deserve indeed the wrath of the Lord:
1 Corinthians 15:33,34 Be not seduced: Evil communications corrupt good manners. . . .
2 Corinthians 6:14-18 Bear not the yoke with unbelievers. For what participation hath justice with injustice? Or what fellowship hath light with darkness? . . .
Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying: Go out from her, my people; that you be not partakers of her sins and that you receive not of her plagues.
destroyed or broken
ContextA Father's Discipline
…19The desire that is accomplished, delighteth the soul: fools hate them that flee from evil things. 20He that walketh with the wise, shall be wise: a friend of fools shall become like to them.21Evil pursueth sinners: and to the just good shall be repaid.…
2 Chronicles 10:8
But he forsook the counsel of the ancients, and began to treat with the young men, that had been brought up with him, and were in his train.
2 Chronicles 22:4
So he did evil in the sight of the Lord, as the house of Achab did: for they were his counsellors after the death of his father, to his destruction.
For they that are upright, shall dwell in the earth; and the simple shall continue in it.
The desire that is accomplished, delighteth the soul: fools hate them that flee from evil things.
The ear that heareth the reproofs of life, shall abide in the midst of the wise.
Additional TranslationsHe who walks with the wise will become wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed.He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Walk with wise men, and thou shalt be wise; But the companion of fools shall smart for it.
If thou walkest with wise men thou shalt be wise: but he that walks with fools shall be known.
He that walketh with wise [men] becometh wise; but a companion of the foolish will be depraved.
Walk with wise men, and thou shalt be wise: but the companion of fools shall smart for it.
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
One who walks with wise men grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
Whoso is walking with wise men is wise, And a companion of fools suffereth evil.
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