He who givesattention to the word will 1findgood, And 2blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.
The 3wise in heart will be calledunderstanding, And sweetness of aspeech4increasesbpersuasiveness.
22Understanding is a fountain of life to one whohas it, But the discipline of fools is folly.
The 5heart of the wiseinstructs his mouth And addscpersuasiveness to his lips.
246Pleasantwords are a honeycomb , Sweet to the soul and 7healing to the bones.
258There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
A worker'sappetiteworks for him, For his dhungerurges him on.
A 9worthlessmandigs up evil, Whileehis words are like 10scorchingfire.
A perversemanspreadsstrife, And a slandererseparatesintimatefriends.
A man of violence11entices his neighbor And leads him in a way that is not good.
He who winks his eyes does so to deviseperversethings ; He who compresses his lipsbringsevil to pass.
A 12grayhead is a crown of glory ; It 13is found in the way of righteousness.
He who is slow to anger is betterthan the mighty, And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.
The 14lot is cast into the lap, But its every15decision is from the LORD.