New International Version
Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.
King James Bible
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Darby Bible Translation
He that walketh with wise [men] becometh wise; but a companion of the foolish will be depraved.
World English Bible
One who walks with wise men grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is walking with wise men is wise, And a companion of fools suffereth evil.
Proverbs 13:20 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise - To walk with a person implies love and attachment; and it is impossible not to imitate those we love. So we say, "Show me his company, and I'll tell you the man." Let me know the company he keeps, and I shall easily guess his moral character.
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LibraryThe Tillage of the Poor
'Much food is in the tillage of the poor.'--PROVERBS xiii. 23. Palestine was a land of small peasant proprietors, and the institution of the Jubilee was intended to prevent the acquisition of large estates by any Israelite. The consequence, as intended, was a level of modest prosperity. It was 'the tillage of the poor,' the careful, diligent husbandry of the man who had only a little patch of land to look after, that filled the storehouses of the Holy Land. Hence the proverb of our text arose. It …
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The Song of the Redeemed
Blessed are the Poor in Spirit
2 Chronicles 10:8
But Rehoboam rejected the advice the elders gave him and consulted the young men who had grown up with him and were serving him.
2 Chronicles 22:4
He did evil in the eyes of the LORD, as the house of Ahab had done, for after his father's death they became his advisers, to his undoing.
Thus you will walk in the ways of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous.
A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.
Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise.
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