Proverbs 13:20

“He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that walketh with wise men, shall be wise: but a companion of fooles shall be destroyed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Walk with wise men, and thou shalt be wise; But the companion of fools shall smart for it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Go with wise men and be wise: but he who keeps company with the foolish will be broken.
- Basic English Bible

He that walketh with wise [men] becometh wise; but a companion of the foolish will be depraved.
- Darby Bible

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

One who walks with wise men grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
- World English Bible

Whoso is walking with wise men is wise, And a companion of fools suffereth evil.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that walketh with wise men shall be wise; but the companion of fools shall smart for it.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 13

  • Peter
    The bible says in the book of James1:5 that if any of you lack wisdom let him ask from God...which simply means for you to have wise people as your companion you must ask from God and another fact as regard the bible verse is that...."THE CALIBER OF PERSONEL THAT SURROUNDS YOU DETERMINE THE SPEED TO YOUR SUCCESS.
  • Nathan
    I love words of wisdom
  • Jim Mc Govern for verse 12
    hope deferred is Christ absent, but believers consoled by the sent Comforter Holy Ghost during this interval, Christ now in heaven soon to translate all believers from time's origin creation to the present church, Christ the tree of life man's desire Johann Sebastian Bach a devout christian Lutheran believer's most famous cantata JESU JOY OF MAN's DESIRE
  • Whatsoever you say you can have, therefore wise and positive discourse or declaration is profitable for a man's soul.
  • Terry Littlejohn
    I haven 't been reading my bible so I chose to start back.why because I know I need GOD.I read proverbs chapter 13 in got the insight I needed.Thank GOD
  • Blessed
    Instruction from GOD is a gift. THE HOLY GHOST TEACHES ALL THINGS OF GOD. THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM IS THE FEAR OF THE LORD.