Proverbs 10:8-18 NIV

8 The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.1

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9 The man of integrity2 walks securely,3 but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.4

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10 He who winks maliciously5 causes grief, and a chattering fool comes to ruin.

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11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,6 but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.7

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      12 Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.8

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      13 Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning,9 but a rod is for the back of him who lacks judgment.10

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      14 Wise men store up knowledge,11 but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.12

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      15 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city,13 but poverty is the ruin of the poor.14

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      16 The wages of the righteous bring them life,15 but the income of the wicked brings them punishment.16

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      17 He who heeds discipline shows the way to life,17 but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.

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      18 He who conceals his hatred has lying lips,18 and whoever spreads slander is a fool.

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