Proverbs 22:24
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,

Berean Study Bible
Do not make friends with an angry man, and do not associate with a hot-tempered man,

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

New King James Version
Make no friendship with an angry man, And with a furious man do not go,

New American Standard Bible
Do not make friends with a person given to anger, Or go with a hot-tempered person,

NASB 1995
Do not associate with a man given to anger; Or go with a hot-tempered man,

NASB 1977
Do not associate with a man given to anger; Or go with a hot-tempered man,

Amplified Bible
Do not even associate with a man given to angry outbursts; Or go [along] with a hot-tempered man,

Christian Standard Bible
Don’t make friends with an angry person, and don’t be a companion of a hot-tempered one,

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

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

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,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Be not companion to a furious man; neither lodge with a passionate man:

Contemporary English Version
Don't make friends with anyone who has a bad temper.

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

Good News Translation
Don't make friends with people who have hot, violent tempers.

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

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
Make no friendship with a man that is given to anger; And with a wrathful man thou shalt not go;

Literal Standard Version
Do not show yourself friendly with an angry man, And do not go in with a man of fury,

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

New Heart English Bible
Do not befriend a hot-tempered man, and do not associate with one who harbors anger:

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Thirty Sayings of the Wise
23for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who rob them. 24Do not make friends with an angry man, and do not associate with a hot-tempered man, 25or you may learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.…

Cross References
Proverbs 15:18
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger calms dispute.

Proverbs 29:22
An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered man abounds in transgression.


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 dealeth in proud wrath.

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

2 Corinthians 6:14-17
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? …









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").

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

make friends
תִּ֭תְרַע (tiṯ·ra‘)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect Jussive - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7462: To tend a, flock, pasture it, in, to graze, to rule, to associate with

with
אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Preposition
Strong's 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

an angry
אָ֑ף (’āp̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire

man,
בַּ֣עַל (ba·‘al)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1167: A master, a husband, owner

and do not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

associate
תָבֽוֹא׃ (ṯā·ḇō·w)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

with
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

a hot-tempered
חֵ֝מוֹת (ḥê·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 2534: Heat, anger, poison

man,
אִ֥ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person


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