Proverbs 10:8-23 - Proverbs Concerning The Mouth

8 The wise in heart will receive commandments, but a prating fool shall fall.

9 He who walks uprightly walks securely, but he who perverts his ways shall be known.

10 He who winks with the eye causes sorrow. And a prating fool shall fall.

11 The mouth of a righteous man is a fountain of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

12 Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all transgressions.

13 In the lips of him who has discernment wisdom is found, but a rod is for the back of him who is void of understanding.

14 Wise men lay up knowledge, but the mouth of a foolish man is a present destruction.

15 The rich man's wealth is his strong city. The destruction of the poor is their poverty.

16 The labor of a righteous man produces life. The fruit of a wicked man [is] to sin.

17 He is in the way of life who heeds correction, but he who forsakes reproof errs.

18 He who hides hatred is of lying lips. And he who utters a slander is a fool.

19 Transgression is not lacking in the multitude of words, but he who refrains his lips does wisely.

20 The tongue of a righteous man is choice silver. The heart of the wicked is little worth.

21 The lips of a righteous man feeds many, but the foolish die for lack of understanding.

22 The blessing of LORD, it makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

23 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief, and [so is] wisdom to a man of understanding.