A fool does not delight in understanding, But only1in revealing his own amind.
When a wickedmancomes, contemptalsocomes, And with dishonor comes scorn.
The words of a man'smouth are 2deepwaters; bThe fountain of wisdom is a bubblingbrook.
To 3showpartiality to the wicked is not good, Nor to 4thrustaside the righteous in judgment.
A fool'slipscbringstrife, And his mouthcalls for 5blows.
A 6fool'smouth is his ruin, And his lips are the snare of his soul.
The words of a whisperer are like daintymorsels, And they godown into the dinnermostparts of the body.
He also who is 7slack in his work8Is brother to him who destroys.
The 9name of the LORD is a 10strongtower; The righteousruns into it and 11is esafe.
A 12richman'swealth is his strongcity, And like a highwall in his own imagination.
1213Beforedestruction the heart of man is haughty, But 14humility goes beforehonor.