12 A scoundrel and villain,
who goes about with a corrupt mouth,
13 who winks with his eye, signals with his feet
and motions with his fingers,
14 who plots evil with deceit in his heart —
he always stirs up dissension.
15 Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant;
he will suddenly be destroyed — without remedy.
19 When words are many, sin is not absent,
but he who holds his tongue is wise.
20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver,
but the heart of the wicked is of little value.
21 The lips of the righteous nourish many,
but fools die for lack of judgment.
31 The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom,
but a perverse tongue will be cut out.
32 The lips of the righteous know what is fitting,
but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.
9 With his mouth the godless destroys his neighbor,
but through knowledge the righteous escape.
11 Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted,
but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed.
12 A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor,
but a man of understanding holds his tongue.
6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood,
but the speech of the upright rescues them.
2 From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things,
but the unfaithful have a craving for violence.
3 He who guards his lips guards his life,
but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.
3 A fool's talk brings a rod to his back,
but the lips of the wise protect them.
4 The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life,
but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge;
not so the hearts of fools.
23 A man finds joy in giving an apt reply —
and how good is a timely word.
28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers,
but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.
2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge,
but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
23 A wise man's heart guides his mouth,
and his lips promote instruction.
24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
27 A scoundrel plots evil,
and his speech is like a scorching fire.
7 Arrogant lips are unsuited to a fool —
how much worse lying lips to a ruler!
9 He who covers over an offense promotes love,
but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.
27 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint,
and a man of understanding is even-tempered.
28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent,
and discerning if he holds his tongue.
20 From the fruit of his mouth a man's stomach is filled;
with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied.
15 Gold there is and rubies in abundance,
but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.
23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue
keeps himself from calamity.
25 It is a trap for a man to dedicate something rashly
and only later to consider his vows.
12 The eyes of the Lord keep watch over knowledge,
but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.
20 Without wood a fire goes out;
without gossip a quarrel dies down.
23 Like a coating of glaze over earthenware
are fervent lips with an evil heart.
24 A malicious man disguises himself with his lips,
but in his heart he harbors deceit.
25 Though his speech is charming, do not believe him,
for seven abominations fill his heart.
26 His malice may be concealed by deception,
but his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.
28 A lying tongue hates those it hurts,
and a flattering mouth works ruin.
23 He who rebukes a man will in the end gain more favor
than he who has a flattering tongue.
20 Do you see a man who speaks in haste?
There is more hope for a fool than for him.
5 "Every word of God is flawless;
he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
6 Do not add to his words,
or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.