The righteous is delivered from trouble, and the wicked gets into it instead.
With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.
When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices; and when the wicked perish there are shouts of gladness.
By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
He who belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent.
He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing hidden.
Where there is no guidance, a people falls; but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.
He who gives surety for a stranger will smart for it, but he who hates suretyship is secure.
A gracious woman gets honor, and violent men get riches.
A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.
A wicked man earns deceptive wages, but one who sows righteousness gets a sure reward.