A softanswerturneth away wrath: but grievouswords stir upanger.2
The tongue of the wise useth knowledgearight : but the mouth of fools poureth outfoolishness.3
The eyes of the LORD are in every place,beholding the evil and the good.4
A wholesomeatongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.5
A fooldespiseth his father'sinstruction: but he that regardethreproof is prudent .
In the house of the righteous is muchtreasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble .
The lips of the wisedisperseknowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.9
The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.