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Proverbs 13:20

    Proverbs 13:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Walk with wise men, and thou shalt be wise; But the companion of fools shall smart for it.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Go with wise men and be wise: but he who keeps company with the foolish will be broken.

    Webster's Revision

    Walk with wise men, and thou shalt be wise; But the companion of fools shall smart for it.

    World English Bible

    One who walks with wise men grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Walk with wise men, and thou shalt be wise: but the companion of fools shall smart for it.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 13:20

    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.