Proverbs 12:6; Proverbs 12:13–14; Proverbs 12:18; Proverbs 12:25

The words of the wicked ilie in wait for blood,

but jthe mouth of the upright delivers them.


13  An evil man is ensnared uby the transgression of his lips,1

vbut the righteous escapes from trouble.

14  From the fruit of his mouth wa man is satisfied with good,

xand the work of a man's hand comes back to him.


18  cThere is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts,

but the tongue of the wise brings dhealing.


25  nAnxiety in a man's heart weighs him down,

but a good word makes him glad.