New International Version
Like a muddied spring or a polluted well are the righteous who give way to the wicked.
King James Bible
A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.
Darby Bible Translation
A troubled fountain, and a defiled well, is a righteous [man] that giveth way before the wicked.
World English Bible
Like a muddied spring, and a polluted well, so is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.
Young's Literal Translation
A spring troubled, and a fountain corrupt, Is the righteous falling before the wicked.
Proverbs 25:26 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
It is better to dwell in a corner - See the note on Proverbs 21:9 (note).
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"Son of man, take up a lament concerning Pharaoh king of Egypt and say to him: "'You are like a lion among the nations; you are like a monster in the seas thrashing about in your streams, churning the water with your feet and muddying the streams.
Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture? Must you also trample the rest of your pasture with your feet? Is it not enough for you to drink clear water? Must you also muddy the rest with your feet?
Must my flock feed on what you have trampled and drink what you have muddied with your feet?
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