12Hatredstirs up strife, But 1lovecoversalltransgressions.
On 2the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, But 3a rod is for the back of him wholacksaunderstanding.
14Wisemen4store up knowledge, But with 5the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.
The 6richman'swealth is his bfortress , The 7ruin of the poor is their poverty.
The c8wages of the righteous is life, The income of the wicked, punishment.
He 9is on the path of life who heedsinstruction, But he who ignoresreproofgoesastray.
He 10who concealshatred has lyinglips, And he who spreadsslander is a fool.
When there are 11manywords, transgression is unavoidable , But 12he who restrains his lips is wise.
The tongue of the righteous is as 13choicesilver, The heart of the wicked is worth little.
The 14lips of the righteousfeedmany, But fools15die for lack of dunderstanding.
It is the 16blessing of the LORD that makesrich, And He addsnosorrow to it.