He 1who concealshatred has lyinglips, And he who spreadsslander is a fool.
When there are 2manywords, transgression is unavoidable , But 3he who restrains his lips is wise.
The tongue of the righteous is as 4choicesilver, The heart of the wicked is worth little.
The 5lips of the righteousfeedmany, But fools6die for lack of aunderstanding.
It is the 7blessing of the LORD that makesrich, And He addsnosorrow to it.
23Doingwickedness is like 8sport to a fool, And so is wisdom to a man of understanding.
24What9the wickedfears will come upon him, But the 10desire of the righteous will be granted.
When the 11whirlwindpasses, the wicked is nomore, But the 12righteous has an everlastingfoundation.
Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, So is the 13lazyone to those who send him.
The 14fear of the LORDprolongsblife, But the 15years of the wicked will be shortened.
The 16hope of the righteous is gladness, But the 17expectation of the wickedperishes.
The 18way of the LORD is a stronghold to the upright, But 19ruin to the workers of iniquity.
The 20righteous will never be shaken, But 21the wicked will not dwell in the land.
The 22mouth of the righteousflows with wisdom, But the 23pervertedtongue will be cut out.
The lips of the righteousbringforth24what is acceptable, But the 25mouth of the wickedwhat is perverted.