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

  • BSP
    We become like those that we choose to have ongoing association with. This will always be the case so it is wise to make sure that we guard our association with our life.
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 5:5 THE FOOLISH SHALL NOT STAND IN THY SIGHT THOU HATEST --- ALL WORKERS --- OF INIQUITY PROVERBS 26:12 SEEST THOU A MAN WISE IN HIS OWN CONCEIT THERE IS MORE HOPE OF A FOOL THAN OF HIM GALATIANS 3:1 O FOOLISH GALATIANS WHO HATH BEWITCHED YOU THAT YOU SHOULD NOT OBEY THE TRUTH BEFORE WHOSE EYES JESUS CHRIST HATH BEEN EVIDENTLY SET FORTH CRUCIFIED AMONG YOU PROVERBS 10:8 THE WISE IN HEART WILL RECEIVE COMMANDMENTS BUT A PRATING FOOL SHALL FALL 1 PETER 2:15 FOR SO IS THE WILL OF GOD THAT WITH WELL DOING YOU MAY PUT TO SILENCE THE IGNORANCE OF FOOLISH MEN GALATIANS 6:9 AND LET US NOT BE WEARY IN WELL DOING FOR IN DUE SEASON WE SHALL REAP --- IF --- WE FAINT NOT
  • Dan the Man
    Hope deferred maketh the heart sick, but when the desire cometh it is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12

    Great verse on having dreams, aspirations, goals, and other such things. ACTION! ACTION PRODUCES DESIRE! ACTION PERSUADES THE HEART! I'm shooting for a beautiful and healthy neuroplastic forest. Trees are so cool. Rainbow Eucalyptus, Larch, White Birch, Myrtle are some of my favorites.
  • Thomas Edward Hale
    Proverbs 13:13 and all the people shall say Amen Psalm 115 and when victory is not in sight fight onward Christian soldiers
  • Ukim Bassey
    Say very little or nothing at all, and you'll hardly fall into trouble, but talk always and one day you'll destroy your life with your mouth.
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 13:2 A MAN SHALL EAT GOOD BY THE FRUIT OF HIS MOUTH BUT THE SOUL OF THE TRANSGRESSORS SHALL EAT VIOLENCE PROVERBS 18:20 A MANS BELLY SHALL BE SATISFIED WITH THE FRUIT OF HIS MOUTH AND WITH THE INCREASE OF HIS LIPS SHALL HE BE FILLED GALATIANS 6:7 --- BE NOT DECEIVED --- GOD IS NOT MOCKED FOR WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWETH THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP