With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors, but through knowledge the righteous escape.
When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.
Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed.
Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense, but the one who has understanding holds their tongue.
A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.
For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.
Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to shake hands in pledge is safe.
A kindhearted woman gains honor, but ruthless men gain only wealth.
Those who are kind benefit themselves, but the cruel bring ruin on themselves.
A wicked person earns deceptive wages, but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
Truly the righteous attain life, but whoever pursues evil finds death.