Proverbs 3:3; Proverbs 11:17; Proverbs 16:24; Proverbs 26:25; Proverbs 28:8; Proverbs 31:26

Let not csteadfast love and dfaithfulness forsake you;

ebind them around your neck;

fwrite them on the tablet of your heart.

17  wA man who is kind benefits himself,

but a cruel man hurts himself.

24  uGracious words are like va honeycomb,

sweetness to the soul and whealth to the body.

25  vwhen he speaks graciously, believe him not,

for there are wseven abominations in his heart;

Whoever multiplies his wealth nby interest and profit1

ogathers it for him who is pgenerous to the poor.

26  She opens her mouth with wisdom,

and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.