It is not good to be partial to a wicked man, or to deprive a righteous man of justice.
A fool's lips bring strife, and his mouth invites a flogging.
A fool's mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to himself.
The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body.
He who is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys.
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.
A rich man's wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall protecting him.
Before destruction a man's heart is haughty, but humility goes before honor.
If one gives answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.
A man's spirit will endure sickness; but a broken spirit who can bear?
An intelligent mind acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
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)