Proverbs 25:26
Good News Translation
A good person who gives in to someone who is evil reminds you of a polluted spring or a poisoned well.

Contemporary English Version
When a good person gives in to the wicked, it's like dumping garbage in a stream of clear water.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A just man falling down before the wicked, is as a fountain troubled with the foot and a corrupted spring.

New American Bible
A trampled fountain or a polluted spring— a just person fallen before the wicked.

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A just man falling down before the wicked, is as a fountain troubled with the foot and a corrupted spring.

Genesis 4:8 And Cain said to Abel his brother: Let us go forth abroad. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel, and slew him.

1 Samuel 22:14-18 And Achimelech answering the king, said: And who amongst all thy servants is so faithful as David, who is the king's son in law, and goeth forth at thy bidding, and is honourable in thy house? . . .

2 Chronicles 24:21,22 And they gathered themselves together against him, and stoned him at the king's commandment in the court of the house of the Lord. . . .

Matthew 23:34-37 Therefore behold I send to you prophets and wise men and scribes: and some of them you will put to death and crucify: and some you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city. . . .

Matthew 26:69-74 But Peter sat without in the court. And there came to him a servant maid, saying: Thou also wast with Jesus the Galilean. . . .

Acts 7:52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? And they have slain them who foretold of the coming of the Just One: of whom you have been now the betrayers and murderers.

1 Thessalonians 2:15 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and the prophets, and have persecuted us, and please not God, and are adversaries to all men;

Revelation 17:6 And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And I wondered, when I had seen her, with great admiration.

Context
More Proverbs of Solomon
25As cold water to a thirsty soul, so are good tidings from a far country. 26A just man falling down before the wicked, is as a fountain troubled with the foot and a corrupted spring.27As it is not good for a man to eat much honey, so he that is a searcher of majesty shall be overwhelmed by glory.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 32:2
Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharao the king of Egypt, and say to him: Thou art like the lion of the nations, and the dragon that is in the sea: and thou didst push with the horn in thy rivers, and didst trouble the waters with thy feet, and didst trample upon their streams.

Ezekiel 34:18
Was it not enough for you to feed upon good pastures? but you must also tread down with your feet the residue of your pastures: and when you drank the clearest water, you troubled the rest with your feet.

Ezekiel 34:19
And my sheep were fed with that which you had trodden with your feet: and they drank what your feet had troubled.

Additional Translations
Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked.A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.

As a troubled fountain, and a corrupted spring,'so is a righteous man that giveth way before the wicked.

As if one should stop a well, and corrupt a spring of water, so is it unseemly for a righteous man to fall before an ungodly man.

A troubled fountain, and a defiled well, is a righteous [man] that giveth way before the wicked.

As a troubled fountain, and a corrupted spring, so is a righteous man that giveth way before the wicked.

A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a turbid fountain, and a corrupt spring.

Like a muddied spring, and a polluted well, so is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.

A spring troubled, and a fountain corrupt, Is the righteous falling before the wicked.
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