7 he stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
1 aA false balance is an abomination to the Lord,
bbut a just weight is his delight.
3 eThe integrity of the upright guides them,
fbut the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.
19 Truthful lips endure forever,
but ea lying tongue is but for a moment.
jbut those who act faithfully are his delight.
25 A truthful witness saves lives,
but one who lbreathes out lies is deceitful.
13 dRighteous lips are the delight of a king,
and he loves him who speaks what is right.
than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool.
7 The righteous who jwalks in his integrity—
kblessed are his children after him!
are both alike an abomination to the Lord.
26 Whoever gives an honest answer
kisses the lips.
28 fBe not a witness against your neighbor without cause,
and do not deceive with your lips.
than a rich man who is lcrooked in his ways.
13 Whoever xconceals his transgressions will not prosper,
but he who yconfesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.
23 Whoever prebukes a man will afterward find more favor
than qhe who flatters with his tongue.