Proverbs 18:2-12 CEB

2 Fools find no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing their opinion.
3 When the wicked arrive, so does contempt; with shame comes insult.
4 The words of a person's mouth are deep waters, a bubbling stream, a fountain of wisdom.
5 Favoring the wicked isn't good; it denies justice to the righteous.
6 The lips of fools make accusations; their mouths elicit beatings.
7 The mouth of fools is their ruin; their lips are a trap for their lives.
8 The words of gossips are like choice snacks; they go down to the inmost parts.
9 Those who are lazy in their work are brothers to thugs.
10 The LORD's name is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and find refuge.
11 The riches of the wealthy are a strong city and like a high wall in their imagination.
12 Pride comes before a disaster, but humility comes before respect.