A sinner is trapped by his sinful talk. But a godly person escapes trouble.
Many good things come from what a man says. And the work of his hands rewards him.
The way of a foolish person seems right to him. But a wise person listens to advice.
Foolish people are easily upset. But wise people pay no attention to hurtful words.
An honest witness tells the truth. But a dishonest witness tells lies.
Thoughtless words cut like a sword. But the tongue of wise people brings healing.
Truthful words last forever. But lies last for only a moment.
There are lies in the hearts of those who plan evil. But there is joy for those who work to bring peace.
No harm comes to godly people. But sinners have all the trouble they can handle.
The LORD hates those whose lips tell lies. But he is pleased with people who tell the truth.
Wise people keep their knowledge to themselves. But the hearts of foolish people shout foolish things.