Bible verse that says surround yourself with good people?

What is the bible verse(s) that basically suggest(s) distancing yourself from those who might impact you badly and surrounding yourself with those who better exemplify what it is to be a "good person" (for lack of a more accurate/appropriate way to put it)?


10 Some are always "running off at the mouth," seemingly not caring what results therefrom, even if it adversely affects close friends. Such persons you have learned to shun; you even feel contaminated by associating with them, fearing that their inconsiderate conduct might rub off on you. Yes, you know that bad association spoils useful habits, that evil communications corrupt good manners, that bad company ruins good morals. (1?Cor. 15:33, NW, AV, RS) So be careful in the choice of friends. Why not choose friends who have resolved: "Through [Jesus] let us always offer to God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of lips which make public declaration to his name"?—Heb. 13:15.


1 Cor 15:33 Do not be deceived, evil company corrupts good habits.

1 Cor 5:6, 9, 11.

A man is known by the company he keeps. Proverbs somewhere.


2 Corinthians 6:14-18

"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness. And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. and will be a father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty."


That suggests you should surround yourself with atheists because of what's in the Bible.

What a conundrum.


Good point. We're all supposed to help those in distress, for lack of a better word.