The remembrance of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.
A wise heart accepts commands, but foolish lips will be destroyed.a9
The one who lives with integrity lives securely,b but whoever perverts his ways will be found out.
A sly wink of the eyec causes grief, and foolish lips will be destroyed.d11
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,e but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.f12
Hatred stirs up conflicts, but love covers all offenses.g13
Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, but a rod is for the back of the one who lacks sense.h14
The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of the fool hastens destruction.i15
A rich man's wealth is his fortified city;j the poverty of the poor is their destruction.
The labor of the righteous leads to life; the activity of the wicked leads to sin.
The one who follows instruction is on the path to life, but the one who rejects correction goes astray.k