New International Version
Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evildoers.
King James Bible
Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.
Darby Bible Translation
Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil [men]:
World English Bible
Don't enter into the path of the wicked. Don't walk in the way of evil men.
Young's Literal Translation
Into the path of the wicked enter not, And be not happy in a way of evil doers.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Enter not into the path of the wicked - Never associate with those whose life is irregular and sinful; never accompany them in any of their acts of transgression.
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'When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.'--PROVERBS iv. 12. The old metaphor likening life to a path has many felicities in it. It suggests constant change, it suggests continuous progress in one direction, and that all our days are linked together, and are not isolated fragments; and it suggests an aim and an end. So we find it perpetually in this Book of Proverbs. Here the 'way' has a specific designation, 'the way of Wisdom'--that is …
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The Two Paths
Epistle cxx. To Claudius in Spain .
Twenty-Fourth Day. Firmness in Temptation.
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,
my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths;
Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way.
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