By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, But by the mouth of the wicked it is torndown.
He who despises his neighborlacksasense, But a man of understandingkeepssilent.
He 1who goes about as a talebearerrevealssecrets, But he who is btrustworthy2conceals a matter.
Where there is no3guidance the peoplefall, But in abundance of counselors there is cvictory.
He who is 4guarantor for a stranger will surelysuffer for it, But he who hatesdbeing a guarantor is secure.
A 5graciouswomanattainshonor, And ruthlessmenattainriches.
The 6mercifulmandoesehimselfgood, But the cruelmanfdoeshimselfharm.
The wickedearnsdeceptivewages, But he who 7sowsrighteousness gets a truereward.
He who is steadfast in 8righteousness will attain to life, And 9he who pursuesevil will bring about his own death.
The perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD, But the 10blameless in their gwalk are His 11delight.
21hAssuredly, the evilman will not gounpunished, But the idescendants of the righteous will be delivered.