Proverbs 16:17-27

17 The highway of the upright, it turns from evil, he who guards himself keeps his way.
18 Before destruction [comes] pride, and before a fall, a haughty spirit.
19 Better a lowly spirit with the poor than dividing the spoil with the proud.
20 He who is attentive to a matter will find goodness, and he who trusts in Yahweh, his own happiness.
21 The wise of heart is called perceptive, but he who is pleasant of lips will increase persuasiveness.
22 A fountain of life is wisdom for its owner, but the instruction of fools is folly.
23 The heart of the wise will make his mouth judicious, and upon his lips, it will add persuasiveness.
24 Pleasant sayings [are] a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and healing to the bones.
25 There is a way [that seems] upright {to} a man, but its end [is] the way of death.
26 The life of a worker works for him, for his {hunger} urges him.
27 A man of wickedness concocts evil, and his lips [are] like a scorching fire.