New American Standard Bible
6 (A)Blessings are on the head of the righteous,
But (B)the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
7 The (C)mentioning of the righteous is a blessing,
But (D)the name of the wicked will rot.
8 The (E)wise of heart will receive commands,
But [a]a babbling fool will come to ruin.
9 One (F)who walks in integrity walks securely,
But (G)one who perverts his ways will be found out.
10 He (H)who winks the eye causes trouble,
And [b](I)a babbling fool will come to ruin.
11 The (J)mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,
But (K)the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
12 Hatred stirs up strife,
But (L)love covers all offenses.
13 On (M)the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found,
But (N)a rod is for the back of him who has no [c]sense.
14 Wise people (O)store up knowledge,
But with (P)the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.
15 The (Q)rich person’s wealth is his [d]fortress,
The (R)ruin of the poor is their poverty.
16 The [e](S)wages of the righteous is life,
The income of the wicked, punishment.