30 Important Bible Verses About Removing People From Your Life

1 Corinthians 15:33 – Warning Against Bad Company

“Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.””

Proverbs 13:20 – Walking with the Wise

“Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.”

Proverbs 22:24-25 – Fleeing from Angry People

“Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared.”

2 Corinthians 6:14 – Unequally Yoked

“Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?”

Psalm 1:1-2 – Delighting in God’s Law

“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.”

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Proverbs 12:26 – Choosing Good Companions

“The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.”

Proverbs 27:17 – Iron Sharpens Iron

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”

Proverbs 14:7 – Keep Away from Foolish

“Stay away from a fool, for you will not find knowledge on their lips.”

1 Corinthians 5:11 – Avoiding Immoral Believers

“But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.”

Proverbs 4:14-15 – Do Not Enter the Path of the Wicked

“Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evildoers. Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way.”

2 Timothy 3:2-5 – Avoiding Toxic People

“People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.”

Proverbs 18:24 – True Friends

“One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

1 Corinthians 15:33 – Beware of Bad Influence

“Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.””

Proverbs 12:15 – Wise Counsel

“The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.”

Proverbs 17:17 – True Friend Sticks Closer Than A Brother

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.”

1 Corinthians 5:9-11 – Removing Immoral Believers

“I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people— not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case, you would have to leave this world. But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.”

Proverbs 20:19 – Avoid Gossipers

“A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much.”

Galatians 5:9 – A Little Leaven

“A little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough.”

Proverbs 14:15 – The Simple Believe Everything

“The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps.”

Proverbs 19:27 – Ceasing to Hear Instruction

“Cease listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.”

1 Corinthians 15:33 – Evil Company Corrupts Good Morals

“Do not be deceived: ‘Bad company corrupts good morals.'”

Psalm 26:4-5 – Not Sitting with Men of Falsehood

“I do not sit with men of falsehood, nor do I consort with hypocrites. I hate the assembly of evildoers, and I will not sit with the wicked.”

Proverbs 9:6 – Do Not Correct a Scoffer

“Leave your simple ways, and live, and walk in the way of insight.”

Proverbs 29:8 – Scoffers Stir Up a City

“Scoffers set a city aflame, but the wise turn away wrath.”

1 Corinthians 5:6 – A Little Leaven

“Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?”

Proverbs 24:1-2 – Do Not Be Envious

“Do not envy the wicked, nor desire to be with them; for their hearts devise violence, and their lips talk of trouble.”

1 Timothy 1:20 – Handed Over to Satan

“Among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan to be taught not to blaspheme.”

Proverbs 23:20-21 – Do Not Mix with Drunkards

“Do not mix with winebibbers, or with gluttonous eaters of meat; for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and drowsiness will clothe a man with rags.”

Proverbs 21:24 – Scoffer is the Name for the Arrogant

“A proud and haughty man —“Scoffer” is his name; he behaves with arrogant pride.”

Proverbs 28:7 – Keeping the Law is a Wise Son

“Whoever keeps the law is a discerning son, but a companion of gluttons shames his father.”

Proverbs 1:10 – My Son, If Sinners Entice You

“My son, if sinful men entice you, do not give in to them.”

Proverbs 22:10 – Cast Out the Scoffer

“Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out, even strife and dishonor will cease.”

Proverbs 26:4-5 – Answer Not a Fool According to His Folly

“Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.”

2 Thessalonians 3:14 – Associate with Them to Shame Them

“If anyone does not obey what we say in this letter, take note of that person, and have nothing to do with him, that he may be ashamed.”

Proverbs 27:19 – As Water Reflects the Face

“As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.”

Proverbs 22:25 – Make No Friendship with a Man

“Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man.”

Proverbs 6:16-19 – Seven Things the Lord Hates

“There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.”

2 Thessalonians 3:6 – Keep Away from Brothers Living in Idleness

“Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us.”

Proverbs 4:14-15 – Do Not Enter the Path of the Wicked

“Do not enter the path of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of the evil. Avoid it; do not go on it; turn away from it and pass on.”

Proverbs 19:27 – Cease to Hear Instruction

“Cease to hear instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.”

Proverbs 26:17 – Interfering in a Quarrel Not Yours

“Like one who grabs a stray dog by the ears is someone who rushes into a quarrel not their own.”

Proverbs 13:20 – Walk with the Wise

“Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.”

Proverbs 9:6 – Cease to Be Simple, Get Insight

“Leave your simple ways, and live, and walk in the way of insight.”

2 Timothy 2:16 – Profane Babblings Lead to More Ungodliness

“But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness.”

Proverbs 22:24-25 – Do Not Make Friends with a Wrathful Person

“Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.”

Proverbs 17:4 – The Evildoer Listens to Wicked Lips

“An evildoer listens to wicked lips, and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.”

Proverbs 4:14 – Do Not Enter the Path of the Wicked

“Do not enter the path of the wicked and do not walk in the way of the evil.”

Proverbs 5:8 – Keep to a Path far from Her

“Keep to a path far from her, do not go near the door of her house.”

Proverbs 1:15 – Do Not Walk in the Way with Them

“My son, do not walk in the way with them; hold back your foot from their paths.”

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