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.


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