A fool has no delight in understanding, But in expressing his own heart.
When the wicked comes, contempt comes also; And with dishonor comes reproach.
The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; The wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook.
It is not good to show partiality to the wicked, Or to overthrow the righteous in judgment.
A fool's lips enter into contention, And his mouth calls for blows.
A fool's mouth is his destruction, And his lips are the snare of his soul.
The words of a talebearer are like tasty trifles, a And they go down into the inmost body.
He who is slothful in his work Is a brother to him who is a great destroyer.
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.
The rich man's wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own esteem.
Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty, And before honor is humility.