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

  • ABEL MANAS GEKE
    If we conform to the world we will be like the world but not as genuine christians.We should know that the prince of this heathen world is satan.Reading the word of God gives us life because of its wise counsels i.e its corrections,reproofs,teachings overally gives life to our souls,mind and strength 1John 5:12
  • Tilda
    Amen choice of friends is important i pray God helps me not to play with angry,scornfull and back stabber,my friend and best friend is Jesus remember the word says darkness and light cannot meet therefore as we are in the light of Christ let us continue in His life
  • Gennie
    When the Word of God say shall that is what it's going to be weather shall is good or bad that what it is going to be. If God word say you shall live then you will live if his word say you shall die then you would die
  • 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