Proverbs 11:9-19 NRS

9 With their mouths the godless would destroy their neighbors, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.
10 When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices; and when the wicked perish, there is jubilation.
11 By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
12 Whoever belittles another lacks sense, but an intelligent person remains silent.
13 A gossip goes about telling secrets, but one who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a confidence.
14 Where there is no guidance, a nation a falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.

References for Proverbs 11:14

    • € 11:14 - Or [an army]
      15 To guarantee loans for a stranger brings trouble, but there is safety in refusing to do so.
      16 A gracious woman gets honor, but she who hates virtue is covered with shame. b The timid become destitute, c but the aggressive gain riches.

      References for Proverbs 11:16

        •  11:16 - Compare Gk Syr: Heb lacks [but she . . . shame]
        • ‚ 11:16 - Gk: Heb lacks [The timid . . . destitute]
          17 Those who are kind reward themselves, but the cruel do themselves harm.
          18 The wicked earn no real gain, but those who sow righteousness get a true reward.
          19 Whoever is steadfast in righteousness will live, but whoever pursues evil will die.