A fool delighteth not in understanding, But -- in uncovering his heart.
With the coming of the wicked come also hath contempt, And with shame -- reproach.
Deep waters [are] the words of a man's mouth, The fountain of wisdom [is] a flowing brook.
Acceptance of the face of the wicked [is] not good, To turn aside the righteous in judgment.
The lips of a fool enter into strife, And his mouth for stripes calleth.
The mouth of a fool [is] ruin to him, And his lips [are] the snare of his soul.
The words of a tale-bearer [are] as self-inflicted wounds, And they have gone down [to] the inner parts of the heart.
He also that is remiss in his work, A brother he [is] to a destroyer.
A tower of strength [is] the name of Jehovah, Into it the righteous runneth, and is set on high.
The wealth of the rich [is] the city of his strength, And as a wall set on high in his own imagination.
Before destruction the heart of man is high, And before honour [is] humility.