Proverbs 6:16-19; Proverbs 17:9; Proverbs 17:14; Proverbs 17:19; Proverbs 18:1; Proverbs 18:19
There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him:
haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,
a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil,
a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.
He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.
Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.
He who loves a quarrel loves sin; he who builds a high gate invites destruction.
An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends; he defies all sound judgment.
An offended brother is more unyielding than a fortified city, and disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel.