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3 A fool’s mouth lashes out with pride, but the lips of the wise protect them.
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2 The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools are not upright.
23 The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent, and their lips promote instruction.[a]
6 The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating.
7 The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives.
19 Better the poor whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.
15 My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed;16 my inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak what is right.
20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value.
21 The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of sense.
31 From the mouth of the righteous comes the fruit of wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be silenced.
32 The lips of the righteous know what finds favor, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.
11 Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed.
13 Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk, and so the innocent escape trouble.
14 From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward.
2 From the fruit of their lips people enjoy good things, but the unfaithful have an appetite for violence.
28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.
4 A wicked person listens to deceitful lips; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
23 A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word!
21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction.[a]
24 Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
11 Like apples[a] of gold in settings of silver is a ruling rightly given.
14 If anyone loudly blesses their neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse.
19 Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues.
28 Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.
13 To answer before listening— that is folly and shame.