The Passion Translation
17 An undependable messenger causes a lot of trouble,
but the trustworthy and wise messengers
release healing wherever they go.[a]
18 Poverty and disgrace come to the one
who refuses to hear criticism.[b]
But the one who is easy to correct is on the path of honor.
19 When God fulfills your longings,
sweetness fills your soul.
But the wicked refuse to turn from darkness
to see their desires come to pass.[c]