A soft answer turneth back fury, And a grievous word raiseth up anger.
The tongue of the wise maketh knowledge good, And the mouth of fools uttereth folly.
In every place are the eyes of Jehovah, Watching the evil and the good.
A healed tongue [is] a tree of life, And perverseness in it -- a breach in the spirit.
A fool despiseth the instruction of his father, And whoso is regarding reproof is prudent.
[In] the house of the righteous [is] abundant strength, And in the increase of the wicked -- trouble.
The lips of the wise scatter knowledge, And the heart of fools [is] not right.