Proverbs 25: 26
A righteous man who falters before the wicked
Is like a murky spring and a polluted well. NKJV
Like a muddied spring or a polluted well
is a righteous person who gives way before the wicked. Complete Jewish Bible
Bible Footnotes: The righteous one who sins muddies the water for the wicked who see him and for whom he should serve as an example of righteousness.
Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen