Proverbs 22:24

“Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Make no friendship with an angrie man: and with a furious man thou shalt not goe;
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Do not associate with a man {given} to anger; Or go with a hot-tempered man,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Make no friendship with a man that is given to anger; And with a wrathful man thou shalt not go:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not be friends with a man who is given to wrath; do not go in the company of an angry man:
- Basic English Bible

Make no friendship with an angry man, and go not with a furious man;
- Darby Bible

Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:
- Webster's Bible

Don't befriend a hot-tempered man, and don't associate with one who harbors anger:
- World English Bible

Shew not thyself friendly with an angry man, And with a man of fury go not in,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Make no friendship with a man that is given to anger; and with a wrathful man thou shalt not go;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 22

  • Irene123
    Pro. 22:6 - The Bible does not say, "Offer a child a choice of lifestyle and he will choose the right path." We must build some principles into our children that will help them make the right choices. We must instruct them how to have a relationship with Jesus Christ that will keep them when all around them are against them. Everything for this is in the Bible.
  • Irene123
    To Mimi on v. 24 - This isn't specifically about marriage, but is applicable. It refers to one's friendships, whether man's or woman's. If you 'marry' a man or a man marries a woman, the same principle applies. To marry an 'angry type person, or a drinker of alcohol, or a slovenly person - is to court disaster.
  • Dennice Moses Dildy
    I brought my children up on that there'sThe word of God is the only thing that will keep us
  • BSP
    This verse shows the important responsibility that parents have to train their children in the way Jehovah God has outlined in His Word the Bible. When children grow older of course they still have free will to choose their own path, but providing proper training early will contribute greatly to them choosing the right path.
  • Mimi
    Could someone please explain verse 24 in the context of marriage? I have read the entire chapter of Proverbs 22 and I still don't understand what it is saying to a person who is married to the person in Proverbs 22:24? Thank you for your comments.







  • BSP
    We need to be clever in practical affairs or sharp witted in order to avoid calamity as verse 3 shows.

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