As charcoal is to burning coals, and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to kindle strife.
The words of a talebearer are like tasty trifles, And they go down into the inmost body.
Fervent lips with a wicked heart Are like earthenware covered with silver dross.
He who hates, disguises it with his lips, And lays up deceit within himself;
When he speaks kindly, do not believe him, For there are seven abominations in his heart;
Though his hatred is covered by deceit, His wickedness will be revealed before the assembly.
Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, And he who rolls a stone will have it roll back on him.
A lying tongue hates those who are crushed by it, And a flattering mouth works ruin.