but the mouth of the wicked nconceals violence.
but jperverseness in it breaks the spirit.
23 To make an apt answer is a joy to a man,
and oa word in season, how good it is!
23 tThe heart of the wise makes his speech judicious
and adds persuasiveness to his lips.
sweetness to the soul and whealth to the body.
4 The words of a man’s mouth are adeep waters;
the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.
21 tDeath and life are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruits.
are fervent lips with an evil heart.