21 Stupidity is fun to the one without much sense, but a person who has understanding forges straight ahead.
22 Without advice plans go wrong, but with many advisers they succeed.
23 A person is delighted to hear an answer from his own mouth, and a timely word--oh, how good!
24 The path of life for a wise person leads upward in order to turn him away from hell below.
25 The LORD tears down the house of an arrogant person, but he protects the property of widows.
26 The thoughts of evil people are disgusting to the LORD, but pleasant words are pure to him.
27 Whoever is greedy for unjust gain brings trouble to his family, but whoever hates bribes will live.
28 The heart of a righteous person carefully considers how to answer, but the mouths of wicked people pour out a flood of evil things.
29 The LORD is far from wicked people, but he hears the prayers of righteous people.
30 A twinkle in the eye delights the heart. Good news refreshes the body.
31 The ear that listens to a life-giving warning will be at home among wise people.