Proverbs 22:24

Saying 3

24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered,

Read Proverbs 22:24 Using Other Translations

Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:
Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man,
Don’t befriend angry people or associate with hot-tempered people,

What does Proverbs 22:24 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 22:24

Make no friendship with an angry man
Do not associate with him; contract not a familiarity with him; make him not a companion; take him not into an intimacy, or use him as a particular friend and acquaintance: a man should be courteous, and carry it civilly to all men; but he should take care whom he admits as his bosom friend; he should be cautious in his choice of a familiar friend, and not receive any; and, among the rest, avoid an angry and passionate man, one who is much given to passion himself, and stirs it up in others; for there can be no lasting peace and pleasure in such a man's company and conversation; and with a furious man thou shall not go:
not take a walk with him, much less a journey; or shall not be frequently together. It may be rendered, "unto a man of wraths", or of great wrath and "fury, thou shall not come"; not enter into his house, nor seek his company, and court his conversation, which rather should be shunned.

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