Proverbs 10:8-23 - Proverbs Concerning The Mouth

8 The wise in heart will receive the commandments, but he who speaks foolishness shall fall.

9 He that walks in integrity walks securely, but he that perverts his ways shall be broken.

10 He that winks with the eye causes sorrow, and he that speaks foolishness shall fall.

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

12 Hatred stirs up strifes, but love covers all sins.

13 In the lips of the prudent wisdom is found and is a rod unto the back of him that is void of understanding.

14 Wise men keep knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish is near unto calamity.

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

16 The work of the righteous is unto life, but the fruit of the wicked is for sin.

17 He is in the way of life that gives heed to chastening, but he that refuses reproof errs.

18 He that hides hatred has lying lips, and he that utters a slander, is a fool.

19 In the multitude of words there is no lack of rebellion, but he that refrains his lips is wise.

20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver, but the understanding of the wicked is worth little.

21 The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of wisdom.

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

23 To make an abomination is as sport to the fool, but wisdom is recreation to the man of intelligence.