Proverbs 25:26

26 Like a muddied spring or a polluted well are the righteous who give way to the wicked.

Proverbs 25:26 in Other Translations

KJV
26 A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.
ESV
26 Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.
NLT
26 If the godly give in to the wicked, it’s like polluting a fountain or muddying a spring.
MSG
26 A good person who gives in to a bad person is a muddied spring, a polluted well.
CSB
26 A righteous person who yields to the wicked is like a muddied spring or a polluted well.

Proverbs 25:26 In-Context

24 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.
25 Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land.
26 Like a muddied spring or a polluted well are the righteous who give way to the wicked.
27 It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable to search out matters that are too deep.
28 Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.
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