The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.19
The man of integrity2 walks securely,3 but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.410
He who winks maliciously5 causes grief, and a chattering fool comes to ruin.
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,6 but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.712
Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.813
Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning,9 but a rod is for the back of him who lacks judgment.1014
Wise men store up knowledge,11 but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.1215
The wealth of the rich is their fortified city,13 but poverty is the ruin of the poor.1416
The wages of the righteous bring them life,15 but the income of the wicked brings them punishment.1617
He who heeds discipline shows the way to life,17 but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.
He who conceals his hatred has lying lips,18 and whoever spreads slander is a fool.