Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.13
When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes reproach.
The words of the mouth are deep waters,2 but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream.
It is not good to be partial to the wicked3 and so deprive the innocent of justice.46
The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating.57
The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare6 to their very lives.78
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts.89
One who is slack in his work is a close relative of one who destroys.910
The name of the LORD is a fortified tower;10 the righteous run to it and are safe.1111
The wealth of the rich is their fortified city;12 they imagine it a wall too high to scale.
Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.13