A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.12
From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things,2 but the unfaithful have a craving for violence.
He who guards his lips3 guards his life,4 but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.54
The sluggard craves and gets nothing,6 but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
The righteous hate what is false,7 but the wicked bring shame and disgrace.
Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.8