Proverbs 12:26
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New International Version
The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

New Living Translation
The godly give good advice to their friends; the wicked lead them astray.

English Standard Version
One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

New American Standard Bible
The righteous is a guide to his neighbor, But the way of the wicked leads them astray.

King James Bible
The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A righteous man is careful in dealing with his neighbor, but the ways of the wicked lead them astray.

International Standard Version
The righteous person is cautious with respect to his neighbor, but the lifestyle of the wicked leads them astray.

NET Bible
The righteous person is cautious in his friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

New Heart English Bible
A righteous person is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The righteous gives good counsel to his friend and the way of the evil will mislead them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A righteous person looks out for his neighbor, but the path of wicked people leads others astray.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The righteous is guided by his friend; But the way of the wicked leadeth them astray.

New American Standard 1977
The righteous is a guide to his neighbor,
            But the way of the wicked leads them astray.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The righteous causes his neighbour to consider: but the way of the wicked causes them to err.

King James 2000 Bible
The righteous chooses his friends carefully: but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

American King James Version
The righteous is more excellent than his neighbor: but the way of the wicked seduces them.

American Standard Version
The righteous is a guide to his neighbor; But the way of the wicked causeth them to err.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that neglecteth a loss for the sake of a friend, is just: but the way of the wicked shall deceive them.

Darby Bible Translation
The righteous guideth his neighbour; but the way of the wicked misleadeth them.

English Revised Version
The righteous is a guide to his neighbour: but the way of the wicked causeth them to err.

Webster's Bible Translation
The righteous is more excellent than his neighbor: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.

World English Bible
A righteous person is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

Young's Literal Translation
The righteous searcheth his companion, And the way of the wicked causeth them to err.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:16. A foolish man is soon angry, and is hasty in expressing it; he is ever in trouble and running into mischief. It is kindness to ourselves to make light of injuries and affronts, instead of making the worst of them. 17. It is good for all to dread and detest the sin of lying, and to be governed by honesty. 18. Whisperings and evil surmises, like a sword, separate those that have been dear to each other. The tongue of the wise is health, making all whole. 19. If truth be spoken, it will hold good; whoever may be disobliged, still it will keep its ground. 20. Deceit and falsehood bring terrors and perplexities. But those who consult the peace and happiness of others have joy in their own minds. 21. If men are sincerely righteous, the righteous God has engaged that no evil shall happen to them. But they that delight in mischief shall have enough of it. 22. Make conscience of truth, not only in words, but in actions. 23. Foolish men proclaim to all the folly and emptiness of their minds. 24. Those who will not take pains in an honest calling, living by tricks and dishonesty, are paltry and beggarly. 25. Care, fear, and sorrow, upon the spirits, deprive men of vigour in what is to be done, or courage in what is to be borne. A good word from God, applied by faith, makes the heart glad. 26. The righteous is abundant; though not in this world's goods, yet in the graces and comforts of the Spirit, which are the true riches. Evil men vainly flatter themselves that their ways are not wrong. 27. The slothful man makes no good use of the advantages Providence puts in his way, and has no comfort in them. The substance of a diligent man, though not great, does good to him and his family. He sees that God gives it to him in answer to prayer. 28. The way of religion is a straight, plain way; it is the way of righteousness. There is not only life at the end, but life in the way; all true comfort.
Study Bible
Loving Discipline and Knowledge
25Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad. 26The righteous is a guide to his neighbor, But the way of the wicked leads them astray. 27A lazy man does not roast his prey, But the precious possession of a man is diligence.…
Cross References
Proverbs 12:25
Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad.

Proverbs 12:27
A lazy man does not roast his prey, But the precious possession of a man is diligence.

Proverbs 16:29
A man of violence entices his neighbor And leads him in a way that is not good.
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