An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, but the righteous escapes from trouble.
From the fruit of his words a man is satisfied with good, and the work of a man's hand comes back to him.
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.
The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent man ignores an insult.
He who speaks the truth gives honest evidence, but a false witness utters deceit.
There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Truthful lips endure for ever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but those who plan good have joy.
No ill befalls the righteous, but the wicked are filled with trouble.
Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight.
A prudent man conceals his knowledge, but fools proclaim their folly.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)