Thought for Today

Bad company

Proverbs regarding making unwise choice of companions

  1. My child, if sinners try to entice you, do not consent!
    If they say, "Come with us! We will lie in wait to shed blood; we will ambush an innocent person capriciously.
    We will swallow them alive like Sheol, those full of vigor like those going down to the Pit.
    We will seize all kinds of precious wealth; we will fill our houses with plunder.
    Join with us! We will all share equally in what we steal."

    Prov. 1:10-14 (read whole chapter)

  2. Do not enter the path of the wicked or walk in the way of those who are evil.
    Avoid it, do not go on it; turn away from it, and go on.

    Prov. 4:14-15 (read whole chapter)

  3. Abandon your foolish ways so that you may live, and proceed in the way of understanding."

    Prov. 9:6 (read whole chapter)

  4. The one who associates with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.

    Prov. 13:20 (read whole chapter)

  5. If you stop listening to instruction, my child, you will stray from the words of knowledge.

    Prov. 19:27 (read whole chapter)

  6. Do not make friends with an angry person, and do not associate with a wrathful person,
    lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.

    Prov. 22:24-25 (read whole chapter)

  7. Do not envy evil people, do not desire to be with them;

    Prov. 24:1 (read whole chapter)

  8. Remove the dross from the silver, and material for the silversmith will emerge;
    remove the wicked from before the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness.

    Prov. 25:4-5 (read whole chapter)

  9. Whoever shares with a thief is his own enemy; he hears the oath to testify, but does not talk.

    Prov. 29:24 (read whole chapter)


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