20 Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.

Other Translations of Proverbs 13:20

King James Version

20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed. destroyed: Heb. broken

English Standard Version

20 Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

The Message

20 Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.

New King James Version

20 He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed.

New Living Translation

20 Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 13:20

Commentary on Proverbs 13:20

(Read Proverbs 13:20)

Multitudes are brought to ruin by bad company. And all that make themselves wicked will be destroyed.