Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it,
But the discipline of fools is folly.
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,
But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,
To turn aside from the snares of death.
And He also spoke a parable to them: “A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit?
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.
The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,
That one may avoid the snares of death.
The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable,
But the mouth of fools spouts folly.
The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer,
But the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters;
The fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.
Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit.”
“Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears by the temple, that is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple is obligated.’
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.
Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life.