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A good person who gives in to someone who is evil reminds you of a polluted spring or a poisoned well.
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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.
ContextMore 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.…
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.
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.
And my sheep were fed with that which you had trodden with your feet: and they drank what your feet had troubled.
Additional TranslationsLike 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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