12 vA worthless person, a wicked man,
goes about with wcrooked speech,
points with his finger,
continually asowing discord;
15 therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly;
10 Whoever twinks the eye causes trouble,
and a babbling fool will come to ruin.
but the mouth of the wicked nconceals violence.
3 eThe integrity of the upright guides them,
fbut the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.
he who fpurses his lips brings evil to pass.
14 “Bad, bad,” says the buyer,
but when he goes away, then he boasts.
ido not desire his delicacies,
7 for he is like one who is inwardly calculating.2
“Eat and drink!” he says to you,
but his jheart is not with you.
8 You will vomit up the morsels that you have eaten,
and waste your pleasant words.
are fervent lips with an evil heart.
24 Whoever hates disguises himself with his lips
and harbors deceit in his heart;
25 vwhen he speaks graciously, believe him not,
for there are wseven abominations in his heart;
26 though his hatred be covered with deception,
his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.