Proverbs 22:24
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New International Version
Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered,

New Living Translation
Don't befriend angry people or associate with hot-tempered people,

English Standard Version
Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man,

New American Standard Bible
Do not associate with a man given to anger; Or go with a hot-tempered man,

King James Bible
Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't make friends with an angry man, and don't be a companion of a hot-tempered man,

International Standard Version
Don't make friends with a hot-tempered man, and do not associate with someone who is easily angered,

NET Bible
Do not make friends with an angry person, and do not associate with a wrathful person,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You shall not be a friend to an angry man and do not enter with a man that is filled with passion,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not be a friend of one who has a bad temper, and never keep company with a hothead,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do not meddle with an angry man, and with a furious man thou shalt not go:

King James 2000 Bible
Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man you shall not go:

American King James Version
Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man you shall not go:

American Standard Version
Make no friendship with a man that is given to anger; And with a wrathful man thou shalt not go:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be not a friend to an angry man, and do not walk with a furious man:

Darby Bible Translation
Make no friendship with an angry man, and go not with a furious man;

English Revised Version
Make no friendship with a man that is given to anger; and with a wrathful man thou shalt not go:

Webster's Bible Translation
Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:

World English Bible
Don't befriend a hot-tempered man, and don't associate with one who harbors anger:

Young's Literal Translation
Shew not thyself friendly with an angry man, And with a man of fury go not in,
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

22:17-21. To these words, to this knowledge, the ear must be bowed down, and the heart applied by faith and love. To live a life of delight in God and dependence on him, is the foundation of all practical religion. The way to know the certainty of the word of truth, is to make conscience of our duty. 22,23. He that robs and oppresses the poor, does so at his peril. And if men will not appear for them, God will. 24,25. Our corrupt hearts have so much tinder in them, that it is dangerous to have to do with those that throw about the sparks of their passion.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 24, 25. - Another tetrastich. Make no friendship with an angry (irascible) man. Have no close intercourse with a man given to fits of passion. And with a furious man thou shalt not go. Avoid the society of such a one. The reason follows: Lest thou learn his ways; his manner of life and conduct. as Proverbs 1:15 (where see note). Anger breeds anger; impotence, impatience. St. Basil ('De Ira'), quoted by Corn. a Lapide, enjoins, "Take not your adversary as your teacher, and be not a mirror to reflect the angry man, showing his figure in thyself." And get a snare to thy soul; bring destruction on thyself. Anger unsubdued not only mars the kindliness of social life, but leads to all sorts of dangerous complications which may bring ruin and death in their train (comp. Proverbs 15:18). Vers 26, 27. - A warning against suretyship, often repeated. Be not thou one of them that strike hands; i.e. that become guarantees for others (see on Proverbs 17:18; 20:16; and comp. Proverbs 6:1; Proverbs 11:15). Sureties for debts. The writer explains what kind of guarantee he means. Why should he (the creditor) take away thy bed from under thee? Why should you ("from respect of person." Septuagint) act so weakly as to give a creditor power to seize your very bed as a pledge? The Law endeavoured to mitigate this penalty (Exodus 22:26, 27; Deuteronomy 24:12, 13). But doubtless its merciful provisions were evaded by the moneylenders (see Nehemiah 5:11; Ezekiel 18:12, "hath not restored the pledge").

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Make no friendship with an angry man,.... Do not associate with him; contract not a familiarity with him; make him not a companion; take him not into an intimacy, or use him as a particular friend and acquaintance: a man should be courteous, and carry it civilly to all men; but he should take care whom he admits as his bosom friend; he should be cautious in his choice of a familiar friend, and not receive any; and, among the rest, avoid an angry and passionate man, one who is much given to passion himself, and stirs it up in others; for there can be no lasting peace and pleasure in such a man's company and conversation;

and with a furious man thou shall not go: not take a walk with him, much less a journey; or shall not be frequently together. It may be rendered, "unto a man of wraths", or of great wrath and "fury, thou shall not come"; not enter into his house, nor seek his company, and court his conversation, which rather should be shunned.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

24, 25. (Compare Pr 2:12-15; 4:14).

Proverbs 22:24 Additional Commentaries
Context
A Good Name More Desirable than Riches
23For the LORD will plead their case And take the life of those who rob them. 24Do not associate with a man given to anger; Or go with a hot-tempered man, 25Or you will learn his ways And find a snare for yourself.…
Cross References
Proverbs 15:18
A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.

Proverbs 29:22
An angry person stirs up conflict, and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.
Treasury of Scripture

Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man you shall not go:

Proverbs 21:24 Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who deals in proud wrath.

Proverbs 29:22 An angry man stirs up strife, and a furious man abounds in transgression.

2 Corinthians 6:14-17 Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship …

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