13Righteouslips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speakethright.14
The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wiseman will pacify it.
In the light of the king'scountenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.16
How much better is it to getwisdom than gold! and to getunderstanding rather to be chosen than silver!17
The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his waypreserveth his soul.18Pride goeth beforedestruction, and an haughtyspiritbefore a fall.19Better it is to be of an humblespirit with the lowly , than to divide the spoil with the proud.20
He that handleth a matterwisely shall findgood: and whoso trusteth in the LORD,happy is he.
The wise in heart shall be calledprudent : and the sweetness of the lipsincreasethlearning.22Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.23
The heart of the wiseteachetha his mouth, and addethlearning to his lips.