Proverbs 10:6; Proverbs 10:8; Proverbs 10:10–11; Proverbs 10:14; Proverbs 11:9; Proverbs 12:6; Proverbs 14:3; Proverbs 15:2; Proverbs 15:7; Proverbs 15:7; Proverbs 16:23; Proverbs 18:6–7; Proverbs 19:1; Proverbs 23:15–16; Proverbs 24:1–2; Proverbs 26:7

Blessings are on the head of the righteous,

but nthe mouth of the wicked conceals violence.1

qThe wise of heart will receive commandments,

but a babbling fool will come to ruin.

10  Whoever twinks the eye causes trouble,

and a babbling fool will come to ruin.

11  uThe mouth of the righteous is va fountain of life,

but the mouth of the wicked nconceals violence.

14  The wise zlay up knowledge,

but athe mouth of a fool brings ruin near.

With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor,

but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.

The words of the wicked ilie in wait for blood,

but jthe mouth of the upright delivers them.

By the mouth of a fool comes ja rod for his back,1

kbut the lips of the wise will preserve them.

The tongue of the wise commends knowledge,

but fthe mouths of fools pour out folly.

nThe lips of the wise spread knowledge;

nnot so the hearts of fools.1

nThe lips of the wise spread knowledge;

nnot so the hearts of fools.1

23  tThe heart of the wise makes his speech judicious

and adds persuasiveness to his lips.

A fool’s lips walk into a fight,

and his mouth invites da beating.

eA fool’s mouth is his ruin,

and his lips are a snare to his soul.

19  aBetter is a poor person who bwalks in his integrity

than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool.

15  qMy son, if your heart is wise,

my heart too will be glad.

16  My rinmost being1 will exult

when your lips speak swhat is right.

24  Be not uenvious of evil men,

nor desire to be vwith them,

for their hearts wdevise violence,

and their lips xtalk of trouble.

Like a lame man’s legs, which hang useless,

is a proverb in the mouth of fools.