A wise son hears his father's instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
From the fruit of his mouth a good man eats good, but the desire of the treacherous is for violence.
He who guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
The soul of the sluggard craves, and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.
A righteous man hates falsehood, but a wicked man acts shamefully and disgracefully.
Righteousness guards him whose way is upright, but sin overthrows the wicked.
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)