Proverbs 6:14; Proverbs 6:19; Proverbs 9:3; Proverbs 10:26; Proverbs 16:28; Proverbs 17:11; Proverbs 22:21; Proverbs 25:13; Proverbs 26:6; Proverbs 29:15; Proverbs 31:19-20
Who with perversity in his heart continually devises evil, Who spreads strife.
A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers.
She has sent out her maidens, she calls From the tops of the heights of the city:
Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, So is the lazy one to those who send him.
A perverse man spreads strife, And a slanderer separates intimate friends.
A rebellious man seeks only evil, So a cruel messenger will be sent against him.
To make you know the certainty of the words of truth That you may correctly answer him who sent you?
Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest Is a faithful messenger to those who send him, For he refreshes the soul of his masters.
He cuts off his own feet and drinks violence Who sends a message by the hand of a fool.
The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.
She stretches out her hands to the distaff, And her hands grasp the spindle.
She extends her hand to the poor, And she stretches out her hands to the needy.