1 A soft answer putteth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools babbleth out foolishness.
3 The eyes of the Lord in every place behold the evil and the good.
4 A wholesome tongue is as a tree of life: but the frowardness thereof is the breaking of the mind.
5 A fool despiseth his father’s instruction, but he that regardeth correction, is prudent.
6 The house of the righteous hath much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is [a]trouble.
7 The lips of the wise do spread abroad knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doth not so.