Proverbs 21:19-29

19 Better to live in a land of wilderness than [with] a wife of quarrels and provocation.
20 Precious treasure and oil [are] in the house of the wise, but the foolish person will devour them.
21 He who pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor.
22 To a city of warriors, the wise ascends, and he will bring down the stronghold--its object of trust.
23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue, he guards his life from danger.
24 The proud, haughty one: "scoffer" [is] his name; he acts with arrogance of pride.
25 The craving of a lazy person will kill him, for his hands refuse to work.
26 {All day} he craves a craving, but the righteous will give and not hold back.
27 The sacrifice of the wicked [is] an abomination; how much more when he brings it in divisiveness!
28 A false witness will perish, but a man who listens will testify with success.
29 A wicked man is strong in {his countenance}, but the upright will appoint his paths.