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

Read Proverbs 25:26 Using Other Translations

A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.
Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.
If the godly give in to the wicked, it’s like polluting a fountain or muddying a spring.