Proverbs 18:2-12 GW

2 A fool does not find joy in understanding but only in expressing his own opinion.
3 When wickedness comes, contempt also comes, and insult comes along with disgrace.
4 The words of a person's mouth are like deep waters. The fountain of wisdom is an overflowing stream.
5 It is not good to be partial toward a wicked person, thereby depriving an innocent person of justice.
6 By talking, a fool gets into an argument, and his mouth invites a beating.
7 A fool's mouth is his ruin. His lips are a trap to his soul.
8 The words of a gossip are swallowed greedily, and they go down into a person's innermost being.
9 Whoever is lazy in his work is related to a vandal.
10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower. A righteous person runs to it and is safe.
11 A rich person's wealth is his strong city and is like a high wall in his imagination.
12 Before destruction a person's heart is arrogant, but humility comes before honor.