Proverbs 13:20
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English Standard Version
Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that walketh with the wise, shall be wise: a friend of fools shall become like to them.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Proverbs 13:20 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

14 The doctrine of the wise man is a fountain of life,

     To escape the snares of death.

An integral distich, vid., p. 8 of the Introduction. Essentially like 14a, Proverbs 10:11 says, "a fountain of life is the mouth of the righteous." The figure of the fountain of life with the teleological 'לסור וגו (the ל of the end and consequence of the action) is repeated Proverbs 14:27. The common non-biblical figure of the laquei mortis leads also to the idea of death as יקוּשׁ a fowler, Psalm 91:3. If it is not here a mere formula for the dangers of death (Hitzig), then the proverb is designed to state that the life which springs from the doctrine of the wise man as from a fountain of health, for the disciple who will receive it, communicates to him knowledge and strength, to know where the snares of destruction lie, and to hasten with vigorous steps away when they threaten to entangle him.

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that

Proverbs 2:20 That you may walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.

Psalm 119:63 I am a companion of all them that fear you, and of them that keep your precepts.

Songs 1:7,8 Tell me, O you whom my soul loves, where you feed, where you make your flock to rest at noon...

Malachi 3:16 Then they that feared the LORD spoke often one to another: and the LORD listened, and heard it...

Acts 2:42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke to love and to good works:

but

Proverbs 1:11-19 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privately for the innocent without cause...

Proverbs 2:12-19 To deliver you from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaks fraudulent things...

Proverbs 7:22,23,27 He goes after her straightway, as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks...

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

Genesis 13:12,13 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom...

Genesis 14:12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelled in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.

1 Kings 12:8,10 But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men that were grown up with him...

1 Kings 22:4,32 And he said to Jehoshaphat, Will you go with me to battle to Ramothgilead? And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, I am as you are...

2 Chronicles 19:2 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Should you help the ungodly...

1 Corinthians 15:33,34 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners...

2 Corinthians 6:14-18 Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness...

Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins...

destroyed or broken

Cross References
2 Chronicles 10:8
But he abandoned the counsel that the old men gave him, and took counsel with the young men who had grown up with him and stood before him.

2 Chronicles 22:4
He did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, as the house of Ahab had done. For after the death of his father they were his counselors, to his undoing.

Proverbs 2:20
So you will walk in the way of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous.

Proverbs 13:19
A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools.

Proverbs 15:31
The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise.

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