A fool hath no delight in understanding, But only that his heart may reveal itself.
When the wicked cometh, there cometh also contempt, And with ignominy [cometh] reproach.
The words of a man's mouth are [as] deep waters; The wellspring of wisdom is [as] a flowing brook.
To respect the person of the wicked is not good, [Nor] to turn aside the righteous in judgment.
A fool's lips enter into contention, And his mouth calleth for stripes.
A fool's mouth is his destruction, And his lips are the snare of his soul.
The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts.
He also that is slack in his work Is brother to him that is a destroyer.
The name of Jehovah is a strong tower; The righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
The rich man's wealth is his strong city, And as a high wall in his own imagination.
Before destruction the heart of man is haughty; And before honor [goeth] humility.