4 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.
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.