With their mouths the godless would destroy their neighbors, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.
When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices; and when the wicked perish, there is jubilation.
By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
Whoever belittles another lacks sense, but an intelligent person remains silent.
A gossip goes about telling secrets, but one who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a confidence.
Where there is no guidance, a nation falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.
References for Proverbs 11:14
To guarantee loans for a stranger brings trouble, but there is safety in refusing to do so.
A gracious woman gets honor, but she who hates virtue is covered with shame. The timid become destitute, but the aggressive gain riches.
References for Proverbs 11:16
Those who are kind reward themselves, but the cruel do themselves harm.
The wicked earn no real gain, but those who sow righteousness get a true reward.
Whoever is steadfast in righteousness will live, but whoever pursues evil will die.