The godly are showered with blessings; evil people cover up their harmful intentions.
We all have happy memories of the godly, but the name of a wicked person rots away.
The wise are glad to be instructed, but babbling fools fall flat on their faces.
People with integrity have firm footing, but those who follow crooked paths will slip and fall.
People who wink at wrong cause trouble, but a bold reproof promotes peace. a11
The words of the godly lead to life; evil people cover up their harmful intentions.
Hatred stirs up quarrels, but love covers all offenses.
Wise words come from the lips of people with understanding, but fools will be punished with a rod.
Wise people treasure knowledge, but the babbling of a fool invites trouble.
The wealth of the rich is their fortress; the poverty of the poor is their calamity.
The earnings of the godly enhance their lives, but evil people squander their money on sin.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)