Proverbs 17:4; Proverbs 17:20; Proverbs 19:1; Proverbs 26:18–19; Proverbs 26:28

An evildoer listens to wicked lips,

and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.

20  mA man of crooked heart does not discover good,

and one with a dishonest tongue falls into calamity.

19  aBetter is a poor person who bwalks in his integrity

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

18  Like a madman who throws ofirebrands, arrows, and death

19  is the man who deceives his neighbor

and says, I am only joking!

28  A lying tongue hates its victims,

and a flattering mouth works ruin.