To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!
The wise man's path leads upward to life, that he may avoid Sheol beneath.
The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but maintains the widow's boundaries.
The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD, the words of the pure are pleasing to him.
He who is greedy for unjust gain makes trouble for his household, but he who hates bribes will live.
The mind of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and good news refreshes the bones.
He whose ear heeds wholesome admonition will abide among the wise.
He who ignores instruction despises himself, but he who heeds admonition gains understanding.
The fear of the LORD is instruction in wisdom, and humility goes before honor.
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)