1 Corinthians 15:33
New International Version
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”

New Living Translation
Don’t be fooled by those who say such things, for “bad company corrupts good character.”

English Standard Version
Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

Berean Study Bible
Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good character.”

Berean Literal Bible
Do not be misled: "Bad companionships corrupt good morals."

King James Bible
Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

New King James Version
Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.”

New American Standard Bible
Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”

NASB 1995
Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”

NASB 1977
Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”

Amplified Bible
Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”

Christian Standard Bible
Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”

American Standard Version
Be not deceived: Evil companionships corrupt good morals.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Be not deceived, evil discourse corrupts pleasant minds.

Contemporary English Version
Don't fool yourselves. Bad friends will destroy you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be not seduced: Evil communications corrupt good manners.

English Revised Version
Be not deceived: Evil company doth corrupt good manners.

Good News Translation
Do not be fooled. "Bad companions ruin good character."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't let anyone deceive you. Associating with bad people will ruin decent people.

International Standard Version
Stop being deceived: "Wicked friends lead to evil ends."

Literal Standard Version
Do not be led astray; evil communications corrupt good manners;

NET Bible
Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals."

New Heart English Bible
Do not be deceived. "Bad company corrupts good morals."

Weymouth New Testament
Do not deceive yourselves: "Evil companionships corrupt good morals."

World English Bible
Don't be deceived! "Evil companionships corrupt good morals."

Young's Literal Translation
Be not led astray; evil communications corrupt good manners;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Order of Resurrection
32If I fought wild beasts in Ephesus for human motives, what did I gain? If the dead are not raised, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.” 33Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good character.” 34Sober up as you ought, and stop sinning; for some of you are ignorant of God. I say this to your shame.…

Cross References
Proverbs 22:25
or you may learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.

1 Corinthians 6:9
Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who submit to or perform homosexual acts,


Treasury of Scripture

Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

Be.

1 Corinthians 6:9
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

Matthew 24:4,11,24
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you…

Galatians 6:7
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

evil.

1 Corinthians 5:6
Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?

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

Proverbs 13:20
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.









(33) Be not deceived.--The previous words are spoken with sarcasm. That is what you must come to if this life be all. The solemn thought then occurs to the Apostle that perhaps these words do only too truly describe the actual state of some of the Corinthians. They had become tainted by the bad moral atmosphere in which they lived and which was impregnated with the teaching of that false philosophy, "Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die." "Be not deceived," he adds, solemnly; it is a fact, "Evil communications corrupt good manners." This is a proverb, slightly modified in one word from a line in the Thais of Menander. It is impossible to say whether the Apostle was acquainted with the original line in the poem, or not; for in any case he would probably have quoted it in the form in which it was current amongst ordinary people. The force of the proverb is, that even evil words are dangerous. The constant repetition of an immoral maxim may lead to immoral life. Words that seem harmless, because they float lightly like thistledown, may bear in them a seed of evil which may take root and bring forth evil fruit.

Verse 33. - Be net deceived. Do not be led astray by such specious maxims. They can only arise from that too great familiarity with the heathen against which I have already put you on your guard. Evil communications corrupt good manners. An iambic line from the 'Thais' of Menander, and perhaps taken by Menander from a play of Euripides. More accurately it means "evil associations corrupt excellent morals." According to the best reading (χρηστὰ, not χρησθ), St. Paul does not quote it as an iambic, and in itself it does not offer the least shadow of proof that St. Paul was familiar with classic literature. It is just such a line as he might have seen carved on the Hermae of any Greek town, or preserved in any chrestomathy or gnomology which may have chanced to pass through his hands. His other classic quotations (from Epimenides, Titus 1:12; and Aratus or Cleanthes, Acts 17:28) are of the same common and proverbial character. It is very unlikely that he would have deliberately quoted from the immoral play of a corrupt comedian like Menander. (For the sentiment, see 2 Timothy 2:16-18.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
{Do} not
Μὴ (Mē)
Adverb
Strong's 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

be deceived:
πλανᾶσθε (planasthe)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4105: To lead astray, deceive, cause to wander. From plane; to roam.

“Bad
κακαί (kakai)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's 2556: Bad, evil, in the widest sense. Apparently a primary word; worthless, i.e. depraved, or injurious.

company
ὁμιλίαι (homiliai)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's 3657: Intercourse, companionship, conversation, association. From homilos; companionship, i.e. intercourse.

corrupts
Φθείρουσιν (Phtheirousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 5351: To corrupt, spoil, destroy, ruin. Probably strengthened from phthio; properly, to shrivel or wither, i.e. To spoil or to ruin.

good
χρηστὰ (chrēsta)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 5543: Useful, gentle, pleasant, kind. From chraomai; employed, i.e. useful.

character.”
ἤθη (ēthē)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 2239: Habit, manner, custom, morals. A strengthened form of ethos; usage, i.e. moral habits.


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