With his mouth the godless destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous escape.110
When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices;2 when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.311
Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted,4 but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed.512
A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor,6 but a man of understanding holds his tongue.713
A gossip betrays a confidence,8 but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.914
For lack of guidance a nation falls,10 but many advisers make victory sure.1115
He who puts up security12 for another will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to strike hands in pledge is safe.1316
A kindhearted woman gains respect,14 but ruthless men gain only wealth.
A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself.
The wicked man earns deceptive wages, but he who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.1519
The truly righteous man attains life,16 but he who pursues evil goes to his death.17