A soft answer turns away wrath; But a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise useth knowledge rightly, But the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.
The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
The lips of the wise spread knowledge; but the heart of the fool does not.
The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases Him.
The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but He loves him who follows righteousness.
All the days of the afflicted are evil,
but he who is of a merry heart has a continual feast.
The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord,
but the words of the pure are pleasant.
The heart of the righteous studies how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil.
The Lord is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayers of the righteous.