An offended brother is [harder to reach]a than a fortified city, and quarrels are like the bars of a fortress.
From the fruit of his mouth a man's stomach is satisfied; he is filled with the product of his lips.b21
Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.c22
A man who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.d23
The poor man pleads, but the rich one answers roughly.
A man with many friends may be harmed,e but there is a friend who stays closer than a brother.f