3 No one is established by wickedness, but the root of c the righteous will never be moved. # [ch. 15 A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Version. 82:2, ch. More Proverbs of Solomon - These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied. 18:16; 19:6; 21:14; [Ex. the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook. There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. 9:16, 56], ch. but the L ord n weighs the spirit. 1:1proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied. 7:9; James 1:19], Gen. 49:18; Ps. Read verse in English Standard Version The tongue of the wise commends knowledge,but #[ver. 10:12. 8:1-3 A soft answer turns away wrath,but #See 1 Sam. 29:17; Ps. 29:29; Rom. ... (Hebrews 12:18-29) ... ESV.org, 'Introduction to Proverbs' The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. 26; ch. Those who devise good meet[r] (DL)steadfast love and faithfulness.23 In all toil there is profit,    but mere talk (DM)tends only to poverty.24 The crown of the wise is their wealth,    but the folly of fools brings folly.25 A truthful witness saves lives,    but one who (DN)breathes out lies is deceitful.26 In the fear of the Lord one has (DO)strong confidence,    and (DP)his children will have (DQ)a refuge.27 The fear of the Lord is (DR)a fountain of life,    that one may (DS)turn away from the snares of death.28 In (DT)a multitude of people is the glory of a king,    but without people a prince is ruined.29 Whoever is (DU)slow to anger has great understanding,    but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.30 A tranquil[s] heart gives (DV)life to the flesh,    but (DW)envy[t] makes (DX)the bones rot.31 Whoever oppresses a poor man (DY)insults his (DZ)Maker,    (EA)but he who is generous to the needy honors him.32 (EB)The wicked is overthrown through his evildoing,    but (EC)the righteous finds refuge in his death.33 Wisdom (ED)rests in the heart of a man of understanding,    but it makes itself known even in the midst of fools. Proverbs 11:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. 35:12; 109:4, 5; [ch. 16:32; 19:11; [ver. but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly. An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his … but the root of the righteous bears fruit. for there you do not meet words of knowledge. Proverbs 12:18; Proverbs 12:23. Proverbs 25:18 To get understanding is to be chosen rather than. It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out. English Standard Version (ESV). CSB Christian Standard Bible. Proverbs 12:18 There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 12:18-27 ESV. 11:33] conceal things,but the gl 2 A good man b obtains favor from the Lord, but a man of evil devices he condemns. Proverbs 12:18 in all English translations. Proverbs 12 The Proverbs of Solomon. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. [u]34 Righteousness exalts a nation,    but sin is a reproach to any people.35 A servant who deals wisely has (EE)the king's favor,    but his wrath falls on one who acts shamefully.15 (EF)A soft answer turns away wrath,    but (EG)a harsh word stirs up anger.2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge,    but (EH)the mouths of fools pour out folly.3 (EI)The eyes of the Lord are in every place,    keeping watch on the evil and the good.4 (EJ)A gentle[v] tongue is (EK)a tree of life,    but (EL)perverseness in it breaks the spirit.5 (EM)A fool (EN)despises his father's instruction,    but (EO)whoever heeds reproof is prudent.6 In the house of the righteous there is much treasure,    but trouble befalls the income of the wicked.7 (EP)The lips of the wise spread knowledge;    (EQ)not so the hearts of fools. 3 o Commit your work to the L ord,. 10:14; 12:13; 13:3; Ps. 16 The plans of the heart belong to man,. Proverbs 12:17 He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit. Proverbs 12:18English Standard Version (ESV) 18 There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. 3:3, ver. but the tent of the upright will flourish. Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. 25:10-13; 1 Kgs. Proverbs 12:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him. The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly. 26:2; Jer. [d]28 (AR)In the path of righteousness is life,    and in its pathway there is no death.13 A wise son hears his father's instruction,    but (AS)a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.2 From the fruit of his mouth a man (AT)eats what is good,    but the desire of the treacherous (AU)is for violence.3 (AV)Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life;    (AW)he who opens wide his lips (AX)comes to ruin.4 (AY)The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing,    while the soul of the diligent (AZ)is richly supplied.5 The righteous hates falsehood,    but the wicked brings shame[e] and disgrace.6 (BA)Righteousness guards him whose (BB)way is blameless,    but sin overthrows the wicked.7 (BC)One pretends to be rich,[f] yet has nothing;    (BD)another pretends to be poor,[g] yet has great wealth.8 The ransom of a man's life is his wealth,    but a poor man (BE)hears no threat.9 (BF)The light of the righteous rejoices,    but (BG)the lamp of the wicked will be put out.10 (BH)By insolence comes nothing but strife,    but with those who take advice is wisdom.11 (BI)Wealth gained hastily[h] will dwindle,    but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,    (BJ)but a desire fulfilled is (BK)a tree of life.13 Whoever (BL)despises (BM)the word[i] brings destruction on himself,    but he who reveres the commandment[j] will be (BN)rewarded.14 The teaching of the wise is (BO)a fountain of life,    that one may (BP)turn away from the snares of death.15 (BQ)Good sense wins (BR)favor,    but the way of the treacherous is their ruin. 12:13-16a harsh word stirs up anger. 5:12; 15:10 hates reproof is #Ps. 17; Eccles. than to play the great man and lack bread. 19:17; Isa. but the belly of the wicked suffers want. Proverbs 4:22 For they are life to those who find them, and health to the whole body. 4 A gentle [] tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit. The book of Proverbs is in the genre called Wisdom Literature, along with Job, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs. Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid. 23:10]; See Job 19:25-27, 2 Chr. 23 k A ... Library. A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit. 23; ch. 64:8; 140:9; Eccles. but the way of the treacherous is their ruin. 3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good. Looking for a fundamental understanding of the Bible? Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. More Proverbs of Solomon These also are #See ch. nor to strike the noble for their uprightness. but the way of the wicked leads them astray. Subscribe to a study package to unlock the ESV Study Bible, the interactive Knowing the Bible study series, the Preaching the Word commentary series, and more. Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,but he who #ch. [w]8 (ER)The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,    but (ES)the prayer of the upright is acceptable to him.9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,    but he loves him (ET)who pursues righteousness.10 There is (EU)severe discipline for him who forsakes the way;    (EV)whoever hates reproof will die.11 Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the Lord;    how much more (EW)the hearts of the children of man!12 (EX)A scoffer (EY)does not like to be reproved;    he will not go to the wise.13 (EZ)A glad heart makes a cheerful face,    but by (FA)sorrow of heart the spirit is (FB)crushed.14 (FC)The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge,    but the mouths of fools feed on folly.15 All the days of the afflicted are evil,    but (FD)the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.16 (FE)Better is a little with the fear of the Lord    than great treasure and trouble with it.17 (FF)Better is a dinner of herbs where love is    than (FG)a fattened ox and hatred with it.18 (FH)A hot-tempered man (FI)stirs up strife,    but he who is (FJ)slow to anger quiets contention.19 The way of (FK)a sluggard is like a hedge of (FL)thorns,    but the path of the upright is (FM)a level highway.20 (FN)A wise son makes a glad father,    but a foolish man despises his mother.21 (FO)Folly is a joy to him who lacks sense,    but a man of understanding (FP)walks straight ahead.22 (FQ)Without counsel plans fail,    but with many advisers they succeed.23 To make an apt answer is a joy to a man,    and (FR)a word in season, how good it is!24 The path of life leads upward (FS)for the prudent,    that he may turn away from Sheol beneath.25 The Lord tears down the house of (FT)the proud    but (FU)maintains (FV)the widow's boundaries.26 (FW)The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord,    but (FX)gracious words are pure.27 Whoever is (FY)greedy for unjust gain (FZ)troubles his own household,    but he who hates (GA)bribes will live.28 The heart of the righteous (GB)ponders how to answer,    but (GC)the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.29 The Lord is (GD)far from the wicked,    but he (GE)hears the prayer of the righteous.30 (GF)The light of the eyes rejoices the heart,    and (GG)good news refreshes[x] the bones.31 (GH)The ear that listens to (GI)life-giving reproof    will dwell among the wise.32 Whoever (GJ)ignores instruction (GK)despises himself,    but he who listens to reproof (GL)gains intelligence.33 (GM)The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom,    and (GN)humility comes before honor. Pro 12:18. | ESV.org There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. and your plans will be established.. 4 p The L ord has made everything for its purpose,. he breaks out against all sound judgment. Sign up for an account to try it FREE for 30 days. Proverbs 12:18 ESV. but the diligent man will get precious wealth. but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox. but the companion of fools will suffer harm. [k]16 (BS)Every prudent man acts with knowledge,    (BT)but a fool flaunts his folly.17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble,    but (BU)a faithful envoy brings healing.18 Poverty and disgrace come to him who (BV)ignores instruction,    (BW)but whoever (BX)heeds reproof is honored.19 (BY)A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul,    but to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools.20 Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise,    but the companion of fools will suffer harm.21 (BZ)Disaster[l] pursues sinners,    (CA)but the righteous are rewarded with good.22 (CB)A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children,    but (CC)the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous.23 The fallow ground of the poor would yield much food,    but it is swept away through (CD)injustice.24 (CE)Whoever spares the rod hates his son,    but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him. Proverbs 10:11; Proverbs 12:18. 16 The plans of the heart belong to man,    but (GO)the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.2 (GP)All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes,    but the Lord (GQ)weighs the spirit. 24:23; 28:21; Lev. 28; ch. 1. Cancel any time. he is satisfied by the yield of his lips. Proverbs 12:18English Standard Version (ESV) 18 There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. ESV Journaling Bible, Interleaved Edition (TruTone, Black), Imitation Leather, ESV Value Large Print Compact Bible (TruTone Imitation Leather, Black), ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal: Old and New Testament Sets, 46 Volumes, ESV Student Study Bible, Trutone, Chestnut, ESV Women's Study Bible--soft leather-look, teal. The tongue is death or life, poison or medicine, as it is used. There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 12:18-19 ESV - There is one whose rash words are like - Bible Gateway There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. ESV Large Print Compact Bible (TruTone Imitation Leather, Lavender, Ornament Design), ESV Study Bible, Burgundy Genuine Leather, ESV Personal-Size Study Bible, TruTone, Olive Celtic Cross Design, ESV Reader's Bible, Six-Volume Set (Dark Brown Cloth over Board), ESV Single-column Journaling Bible, Large Print, Brown Natural Leather, Flap with Strap, ESV Gospel Transformation Bible, 1st Edition (Trutone Brown/Walnut, Portfolio Design). Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about. No one Proverbs 15:4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit. 30:11-14, ch. 5 A fool despises his father's instruction, Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment. A fool despises his father's instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent. 18:5], [ch. The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good. 3:7; 16:2; 21:2; 26:12; [ch. There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Probable reading (compare Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate); Hebrew. A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Ephesians 4:29 ESV / … 19:15; Deut. 1:9; 5:8; 2 Tim. and puts up security in the presence of his neighbor. A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but a man of evil devices he condemns. Proverbs 11 Proverbs 19 Proverbs 12-18 English Standard Version (ESV) 12 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid. and the glory of children is their fathers. An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones. the wicked at the gates of the righteous. but his wrath falls on one who acts shamefully. 16:11; 17:15; 23:4; 2 Cor. Proverbs 12:18 ESV / 50 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. NASB New American Standard Bible. The repetition of entire proverbs (compare 6:10-11 with 24:33-34; 14:12 with 16:25; 18:8 with 26:22; 20:16 with 27:13; 21:19 with 25:24) or parts of proverbs may serve a poetic purpose. Cancel. [y]3 (GR)Commit your work to the Lord,    and your plans will be established.4 (GS)The Lord has made everything for its purpose,    even (GT)the wicked for the day of trouble.5 Everyone who is arrogant in heart is (GU)an abomination to the Lord;    (GV)be assured, he will not go unpunished.6 By (GW)steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for,    and by (GX)the fear of the Lord one (GY)turns away from evil.7 When a man's ways please the Lord,    (GZ)he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.8 (HA)Better is a little with righteousness    than great revenues with injustice.9 (HB)The heart of man plans his way,    but (HC)the Lord establishes his steps.10 (HD)An oracle is on the lips of a king;    his mouth does not sin in judgment.11 (HE)A just balance and scales are the Lord's;    all the weights in the bag are his work.12 It is an abomination to kings to do evil,    for (HF)the throne is established by righteousness.13 (HG)Righteous lips are the delight of a king,    and he loves him who speaks what is right.14 (HH)A king's wrath is a messenger of death,    and a wise man will (HI)appease it.15 (HJ)In the light of a king's face there is life,    and his (HK)favor is like (HL)the clouds that bring the spring rain.16 (HM)How much better to get wisdom than (HN)gold! 1. and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue. [aa]26 A worker's appetite works for him;    his (IB)mouth urges him on.27 (IC)A worthless man plots evil,    and his speech[ab] is like (ID)a scorching fire.28 (IE)A dishonest man spreads strife,    and (IF)a whisperer (IG)separates close friends.29 A man of violence (IH)entices his neighbor    and leads him in a way that is not good.30 Whoever winks his eyes plans[ac] (II)dishonest things;    he who (IJ)purses his lips brings evil to pass.31 (IK)Gray hair is (IL)a crown of glory;    it (IM)is gained in a righteous life.32 (IN)Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty,    and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.33 (IO)The lot is cast into the lap,    but its every decision is (IP)from the Lord.17 (IQ)Better is a dry morsel with quiet    than a house full of feasting[ad] with strife.2 A servant who deals wisely will rule over (IR)a son who acts shamefully    and (IS)will share the inheritance as one of the brothers.3 (IT)The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold,    (IU)and the Lord tests hearts.4 An evildoer listens to wicked lips,    and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.5 Whoever mocks the poor (IV)insults his Maker;    he who is (IW)glad at calamity will not go (IX)unpunished.6 (IY)Grandchildren are (IZ)the crown of the aged,    and the glory of children is their fathers.7 Fine speech is not (JA)becoming to a fool;    still less is (JB)false speech to a prince.8 (JC)A bribe is like a magic[ae] stone in the eyes of the one who gives it;    wherever he turns he prospers.9 Whoever (JD)covers an offense seeks love,    but he who repeats a matter (JE)separates close friends.10 A rebuke goes deeper into a man of understanding    than a hundred blows into a fool.11 An evil man seeks only rebellion,    and (JF)a cruel messenger will be sent against him.12 Let a man meet (JG)a she-bear robbed of her cubs    (JH)rather than a fool in his folly.13 If anyone (JI)returns evil for good,    (JJ)evil will not depart from his house.14 The beginning of strife is like letting out water,    so (JK)quit before the quarrel breaks out.15 He who (JL)justifies the wicked and he who (JM)condemns the righteous    are both alike an abomination to the Lord.16 Why should a fool have money in his hand (JN)to buy wisdom    when he has no sense?17 (JO)A friend loves at all times,    and a brother is born for adversity.18 One who lacks sense gives a pledge    and puts up security in the presence of his neighbor.19 Whoever loves transgression loves strife;    he who (JP)makes his door high seeks destruction.20 (JQ)A man of crooked heart does not discover good,    and one with a dishonest tongue falls into calamity.21 He who (JR)sires a fool gets himself sorrow,    and the father of a fool has no joy.22 (JS)A joyful heart is good medicine,    but a crushed spirit (JT)dries up the bones.23 The wicked accepts (JU)a bribe in secret[af]    to (JV)pervert the ways of justice.24 (JW)The discerning sets his face toward wisdom,    but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.25 (JX)A foolish son is a grief to his father    (JY)and bitterness to (JZ)her who bore him.26 (KA)To impose a fine on a righteous man is not good,    nor to strike the noble for their uprightness.27 Whoever (KB)restrains his words has knowledge,    and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.28 Even a fool (KC)who keeps silent is considered wise;    when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.18 Whoever (KD)isolates himself seeks his own desire;    he breaks out against all sound judgment.2 A fool takes no pleasure in understanding,    but only (KE)in expressing his opinion.3 When wickedness comes, contempt comes also,    and with dishonor comes disgrace.4 The words of a man's mouth are (KF)deep waters;    the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.5 It is not good to (KG)be partial to[ag] the wicked    or to (KH)deprive the righteous of justice.6 A fool's lips walk into a fight,    and his mouth invites (KI)a beating.7 (KJ)A fool's mouth is his ruin,    and his lips are a snare to his soul.8 (KK)The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels;    they go down into (KL)the inner parts of the body.9 Whoever is slack in his work    is a (KM)brother to him who destroys.10 (KN)The name of the Lord is (KO)a strong tower;    the righteous man runs into it and (KP)is safe.11 (KQ)A rich man's wealth is his strong city,    and like a high wall in his imagination.12 (KR)Before destruction a man's heart is haughty,    but (KS)humility comes before honor.13 If one gives an answer (KT)before he hears,    it is his folly and shame.14 A man's spirit will endure sickness,    but (KU)a crushed spirit who can bear?15 An intelligent heart acquires knowledge,    and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.16 A man's (KV)gift makes room for him    and brings him before the great.17 The one who states his case first seems right,    until the other comes and examines him.18 (KW)The lot puts an end to quarrels    and decides between powerful contenders.19 A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city,    and quarreling is like the bars of a castle.20 (KX)From the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach is satisfied;    he is satisfied by the yield of his lips.21 (KY)Death and life are in the power of the tongue,    and those who love it will eat its fruits.22 He who finds (KZ)a wife finds (LA)a good thing    and (LB)obtains favor (LC)from the Lord.23 The poor use entreaties,    but (LD)the rich answer roughly.24 A man of many companions may come to ruin,    but (LE)there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. 18 c There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings d healing. 1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who z hates reproof is a stupid. 20:22; Matt. but l the answer of the tongue is from the L ord.. 2 m All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes,. ESV: English Standard Version 2016 . Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. It is the glory of God to #[Deut. No ill befalls the righteous, but the wicked are filled with trouble. Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} A good man #ch. but with those who take advice is wisdom. and those who love it will eat its fruits. 11 u The mouth of the righteous is v a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked n conceals ... Want more study resources? 23:8; Isa. when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent. but to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools. 1:17; Ps. Want more study resources? Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Bible Language English. 44:21; John 2:24; See 1 Sam. ch. 3:10, 11; [Judg. Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a … and one with a dishonest tongue falls into calamity. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. To get understanding is to be chosen rather than (HO)silver.17 The highway of the upright (HP)turns aside from evil;    whoever guards his way preserves his life.18 (HQ)Pride goes before destruction,    and a haughty spirit before a fall.19 (HR)It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor    than to (HS)divide the spoil with the proud.20 Whoever gives thought to the word[z] (HT)will discover good,    and blessed is he (HU)who trusts in the Lord.21 The wise of heart is called discerning,    and sweetness of speech (HV)increases persuasiveness.22 Good sense is (HW)a fountain of life to him who has it,    but the instruction of fools is folly.23 (HX)The heart of the wise makes his speech judicious    and adds persuasiveness to his lips.24 (HY)Gracious words are like (HZ)a honeycomb,    sweetness to the soul and (IA)health to the body.25 There is a way that seems right to a man,    but its end is the way to death. 2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly. ... Commentary on Proverbs 11 ← Prior Chapter. 12 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,    but he who (A)hates reproof is (B)stupid.2 A good man (C)obtains favor from the Lord,    but a man of evil devices he condemns.3 No one is established by wickedness,    but the root of (D)the righteous will never be moved.4 (E)An excellent wife is (F)the crown of her husband,    but she who (G)brings shame is like (H)rottenness in his bones.5 (I)The thoughts of the righteous are just;    the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.6 The words of the wicked (J)lie in wait for blood,    but (K)the mouth of the upright delivers them.7 (L)The wicked are (M)overthrown and are no more,    (N)but the house of the righteous will stand.8 A man is commended according to his good sense,    but one of twisted mind is (O)despised.9 Better to be lowly and have a servant    than to play the great man and lack bread.10 (P)Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast,    but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.11 (Q)Whoever works his land (R)will have plenty of bread,    (S)but he who follows (T)worthless pursuits lacks sense.12 Whoever is wicked covets (U)the spoil of evildoers,    but the root of the righteous bears fruit.13 An evil man is ensnared (V)by the transgression of his lips,[a]    (W)but the righteous escapes from trouble.14 From the fruit of his mouth (X)a man is satisfied with good,    (Y)and the work of a man's hand comes back to him.15 (Z)The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,    but a wise man listens to advice.16 (AA)The vexation of a fool is known at once,    but the prudent ignores an insult.17 (AB)Whoever speaks[b] the truth gives honest evidence,    but (AC)a false witness utters deceit.18 (AD)There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts,    but the tongue of the wise brings (AE)healing.19 Truthful lips endure forever,    but (AF)a lying tongue is but for a moment.20 Deceit is in the heart of (AG)those who devise evil,    but those who plan peace have joy.21 (AH)No ill befalls the righteous,    but the wicked are filled with trouble.22 (AI)Lying lips are (AJ)an abomination to the Lord,    (AK)but those who act faithfully are his delight.23 (AL)A prudent man conceals knowledge,    (AM)but the heart of fools proclaims folly.24 (AN)The hand of the diligent will rule,    while the slothful will be (AO)put to forced labor.25 (AP)Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down,    but a good word makes him glad.26 One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor,[c]    but the way of the wicked leads them astray.27 (AQ)Whoever is slothful will not roast his game,    but the diligent man will get precious wealth. 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