Proverbs 1:15
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New International Version
my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths;

New Living Translation
My child, don't go along with them! Stay far away from their paths.

English Standard Version
my son, do not walk in the way with them; hold back your foot from their paths,

New American Standard Bible
My son, do not walk in the way with them. Keep your feet from their path,

King James Bible
My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
my son, don't travel that road with them or set foot on their path,

International Standard Version
My son, do not go along with them, and keep your feet away from their paths!

NET Bible
My child, do not go down their way, withhold yourself from their path;

New Heart English Bible
My son, do not walk in the way with them. Keep your foot from their path,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My son, do not go in the way with them, but withhold your foot from their paths,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My son, do not follow them in their way. Do not even set foot on their path,

JPS Tanakh 1917
My son, walk not thou in the way with them, Restrain thy foot from their path;

New American Standard 1977
My son, do not walk in the way with them.
            Keep your feet from their path,

Jubilee Bible 2000
My son, do not walk in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:

King James 2000 Bible
My son, walk not in the way with them; refrain your foot from their path:

American King James Version
My son, walk not you in the way with them; refrain your foot from their path:

American Standard Version
My son, walk not thou in the way with them; Refrain thy foot from their path:

Douay-Rheims Bible
My son, walk not thou with them, restrain thy foot from their paths.

Darby Bible Translation
-- my son, walk not in the way with them, keep back thy foot from their path;

English Revised Version
My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:

Webster's Bible Translation
My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:

World English Bible
My son, don't walk in the way with them. Keep your foot from their path,

Young's Literal Translation
My son! go not in the way with them, Withhold thy foot from their path,
Study Bible
The Enticement of Sin
14Throw in your lot with us, We shall all have one purse," 15My son, do not walk in the way with them. Keep your feet from their path, 16For their feet run to evil And they hasten to shed blood.…
Cross References
Psalm 1:1
How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!

Psalm 119:101
I have restrained my feet from every evil way, That I may keep Your word.

Proverbs 1:14
Throw in your lot with us, We shall all have one purse,"

Proverbs 4:14
Do not enter the path of the wicked And do not proceed in the way of evil men.

Proverbs 4:27
Do not turn to the right nor to the left; Turn your foot from evil.

Proverbs 24:1
Do not be envious of evil men, Nor desire to be with them;
Treasury of Scripture

My son, walk not you in the way with them; refrain your foot from their path:

walk

Proverbs 4:14,15 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men…

Proverbs 9:6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Proverbs 13:20 He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools …

Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, …

Psalm 26:4,5 I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers…

2 Corinthians 6:17 Why come out from among them, and be you separate, said the Lord, …

refrain

Proverbs 4:27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove your foot from evil.

Proverbs 5:8 Remove your way far from her, and come not near the door of her house:

Psalm 119:101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep your word.

Jeremiah 14:10 Thus said the LORD to this people, Thus have they loved to wander, …

Verse 15. - My son, walk not thou in the way with them. The admonitory strain of ver. 10 is again resumed, and in vers. 16-19 the teacher states the reasons which should dissuade youth from listening to the temptations of sinners. My son. The recurrence of these words for the third time in this address marks the affectionate interest, the loving solicitude, in which the admonition is addressed. Walk not thou. Immediate and entire abandonment is counselled. The warning is practically a repetition of ver. 10, and is given again in Proverbs 4:14, "Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men." Way; דֶרֶך (derek) means, figuratively, the way of living and acting (Gesenius). "Mores et consuetudines" (Bayne); cf. Proverbs 12:15, "the fool's way;" 22:25; and Psalm 1:1. The meaning is "associate not with them, have no dealings whatever with them." Refrain thy foot from their path; i.e. keep back thy foot, or make not one step in compliance, resist the very first solicitations to evil. Compare the legal maxim, Initiis obsta. Refrain; מְגַע (m'na) is from מָנַע (mana), "to keep back, restrain;' LXX., ἔκκινον (cf. Psalm 119:101, "I have refrained my feet from every evil way;" Jeremiah 14:10, "Thus have they loved to wander, they have not refrained their feet"). Restraining the foot carries with it indirectly the natural inclination or propensity of the heart, even of the good, towards evil (Cartwright). Foot (רֶגֶל regel) is, of course, used metaphorically, and means less the member of the body than the idea suggested by it; hence the use of the singular (Gejerus, Delitzsch). Bayne remarks that the Hebrews understood this passage as meaning "neither in public nor private life have any dealings with sinners." Path (נָתִיב, nathiv) is a beaten path, a pathway, a byway; from the unused root נָתַב (nathav), "to tread, trample;" and hence, while "way" may mean the great public high road, "path" may stand for the bypath, less frequented or public. The same distinction probably occurs in Psalm 25:4, "Show me thy ways, O Lord; and teach me thy paths." My son, walk not thou in the way with them,.... In the same way as they do, which is the broad way that leads unto destruction; set not one foot in it; make no trial of it, whether it will be pleasant and profitable walking in it; the experiment will be dangerous;

refrain thy foot from their path; their manner and course of life; do not follow it, nor join them in it; when there is an inclination or a temptation to it, withstand it; stop in time, do not proceed, but draw back, and go on in the way thou hast been trained up in, and remember the instructions of thy parents. 15, 16. The society of the wicked (way or path) is dangerous. Avoid the beginnings of sin (Pr 4:14; Ps 1:1; 119:101).1:10-19 Wicked people are zealous in seducing others into the paths of the destroyer: sinners love company in sin. But they have so much the more to answer for. How cautious young people should be! Consent thou not. Do not say as they say, nor do as they do, or would have thee to do; have no fellowship with them. Who could think that it should be a pleasure to one man to destroy another! See their idea of worldly wealth; but it is neither substance, nor precious. It is the ruinous mistake of thousands, that they overvalue the wealth of this world. Men promise themselves in vain that sin will turn to their advantage. The way of sin is down-hill; men cannot stop themselves. Would young people shun temporal and eternal ruin, let them refuse to take one step in these destructive paths. Men's greediness of gain hurries them upon practices which will not suffer them or others to live out half their days. What is a man profited, though he gain the world, if he lose his life? much less if he lose his soul?
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