14Wise men lay upknowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is neardestruction.15
The rich man'swealth is his strongcity: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.16
The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.17
He is in the way of life that keepethinstruction: but he that refusethreprooferreth .a18
He that hidethhatred with lyinglips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.19
In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise .
The tongue of the just is as choicesilver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.21
The lips of the righteousfeedmany: but foolsdie for want of wisdom.b22
The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich , and he addeth no sorrow with it.
It is as sport to a fool to domischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.24
The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted .