Proverbs 18:5-15 NIRV

5 It isn't good to favor those who do wrong. And it isn't good to hold back what is fair from those who aren't guilty.
6 What a foolish person says leads to arguing. He is just asking for a beating.
7 The words of a foolish person drag him down. He is trapped by what he says.
8 The words of anyone who talks about others are like tasty bites of food. They go deep down inside you.
9 Anyone who doesn't want to work is like someone who destroys.
10 The name of the LORD is like a strong tower. Godly people run to it and are safe.
11 The wealth of rich people is like a city that makes them feel safe. They think of it as a city with walls that can't be climbed.
12 If a man's heart is proud, he will be destroyed. So don't be proud if you want to be honored.
13 To answer before listening is foolish and shameful.
14 A man's cheerful heart gives him strength when he is sick. You can't keep going if you have a broken spirit.
15 Those whose hearts understand what is right get knowledge. The ears of those who are wise listen for it.