Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value persons who speak what is right.114
A king's wrath is a messenger of death,2 but the wise will appease it.315
When a king's face brightens, it means life;4 his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.516
How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight6 rather than silver!717
The highway of the upright avoids evil; those who guard their ways preserve their lives.818
Pride9 goes before destruction, a haughty spirit10 before a fall.1119
Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.
Those who give heed to instruction prosper,a12 and blessed are those who trust in the LORD.1321
The wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction.b1422
Prudence is a fountain of life to the prudent,15 but folly brings punishment to fools.
The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent,16 and their lips promote instruction.c17