English Standard Version
Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”
King James Bible
Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
American Standard Version
Be not deceived: Evil companionships corrupt good morals.
Be not seduced: Evil communications corrupt good manners.
English Revised Version
Be not deceived: Evil company doth corrupt good manners.
Webster's Bible Translation
Be not deceived: Evil communications corrupt good manners.
Weymouth New Testament
Do not deceive yourselves: "Evil companionships corrupt good morals."
1 Corinthians 15:33 Parallel
CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Wrong. Lit., companionships. Rev., company.
Only here in the New Testament. Originally ἦθος means an accustomed seat or haunt; thence custom, usage; plural, manners, morals, character. The passage, "Evil company doth corrupt good manners," is an iambic line; either the repetition of a current proverb, or a citation of the same proverb from the poet Menander. Compare Aeschylus: "Alas for the ill-luck in mortals that brings this honest man into company with those who have less regard for religion. In every matter, indeed, nothing is worse than evil-fellowship" (ὁμιλίας) ("Seven against Thebes," 593-595).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.
1 Corinthians 6:9
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,
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