17 Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

18 Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.

19 He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

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17 Food gained by fraud tastes sweet,(A)
    but one ends up with a mouth full of gravel.(B)

18 Plans are established by seeking advice;
    so if you wage war, obtain guidance.(C)

19 A gossip betrays a confidence;(D)
    so avoid anyone who talks too much.

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