Proverbs 11:8-18 RSV

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