“My son, walk not thou in the way with them; Refrain thy foot from their path” (Proverbs 1:15).
In words reminiscent of Psalm 1:1, Solomon warns his son not to participate with sinners in their sin. We should not even set our foot on the wrong path they are taking. If we do, we run the risk of being guilty by association. There is also the danger that familiarity will result in a relaxed attitude toward destructive behavior.