The mouth of the righteous flows with wisdom,
But the perverted tongue will be cut out.
The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom,
And his tongue speaks justice.
On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found,
But a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding.
Let the lying lips be mute,
Which speak arrogantly against the righteous
With pride and contempt.
But the king will rejoice in God;
Everyone who swears by Him will glory,
For the mouths of those who speak lies will be stopped.
What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you,
You deceitful tongue?
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,
But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver,
The heart of the wicked is worth little.