The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom,
And his tongue speaks justice.
My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness
And of Your salvation all day long;
For I do not know the sum of them.
You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.
My tongue also will utter Your righteousness all day long;
For they are ashamed, for they are humiliated who seek my hurt.
The lips of the righteous feed many,
But fools die for lack of understanding.
The mouth of the righteous flows with wisdom,
But the perverted tongue will be cut out.
The lips of the wise spread knowledge,
But the hearts of fools are not so.
Like apples of gold in settings of silver
Is a word spoken in right circumstances.
Oil and perfume make the heart glad,
So a man’s counsel is sweet to his friend.
The good man brings out of his good treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil.
Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.
Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.