|He who walks with the wise grows wise, |
but a companion of fools suffers harm.
|He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.|
|He who walks with wise men will be wise, |
But the companion of fools will suffer harm.
|Proverbs 13:20 |
We become wise by associating with those who are wise, both peers and teachers. Conversely, to associate with the foolish is to destroy oneself.
Thomas Nelson, I. (1997, c1995). Woman's study Bible . (Pr 13:20). : Thomas Nelson.The selection of friends (Proverbs 12:26) is extremely important. Pressure from peers is much stronger than many people realize.
Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1999). Nelson's new illustrated Bible commentary (Pr 13:20). : T. Nelson Publishers.