25 A true witness delivers souls, but a deceitful witness speaks lies.
4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.
6 In mercy and truth Atonement is provided for iniquity; and by the fear of the LORD one departs from evil.
13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings, and they love him who speaks what is right.
Prov. 17:4, 7
4 An evildoer gives heed to false lips; A liar listens eagerly to a spiteful tongue. 7 Excellent speech is not becoming to a fool, Much less lying lips to a prince.
20 He who has a deceitful heart finds no good, and he who has a perverse tongue falls into evil.
Prov. 19:1, 5, 9
1 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than one who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. 5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who speaks lies will not escape. 9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who speaks lies shall perish.
22 What is desired in a man is kindness, and a poor man is better than a liar.
28 A disreputable witness scorns justice, and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity.
17 Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, but afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.
28 Mercy and truth preserve the king, and by lovingkindness he upholds his throne.
6 Getting treasures by a lying tongue Is the fleeting fantasy of those who seek death.
28 A false witness shall perish, but the man who hears him will speak endlessly.
20 Have I not written to you excellent things Of counsels and knowledge, 21 That I may make you know the certainty of the words of truth, that you may answer words of truth to those who send to you?
23 Buy the truth, and do not sell it, also wisdom and instruction and understanding.
26 He who gives a right answer kisses the lips.
28 Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause, For would you deceive with your lips? 29 Do not say, "I will do to him just as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work."
18 A man who bears false witness against his neighbor Is like a club, a sword, and a sharp arrow.
18 Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death, 19 Is the man who deceives his neighbor, and says, "I was only joking!"
28 A lying tongue hates those who are crushed by it, and a flattering mouth works ruin.
13 He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.
5 Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. 6 Do not add to His words, Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar. 7 Two things I request of You (Deprive me not before I die): 8 Remove falsehood and lies far from me; Give me neither poverty nor riches - Feed me with the food allotted to me; 9 Lest I be full and deny You, and say, "Who is the LORD?" Or lest I be poor and steal, and profane the name of my God.
10 My son, if sinners entice you, Do not consent. 11 If they say, "Come with us, Let us lie in wait to shed blood; Let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause; 12 Let us swallow them alive like Sheol, and whole, like those who go down to the Pit; 13 We shall find all kinds of precious possessions, We shall fill our houses with spoil; 14 Cast in your lot among us, Let us all have one purse" - 15 My son, do not walk in the way with them, Keep your foot from their path; 16 For their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood. 17 Surely, in vain the net is spread In the sight of any bird; 18 but they lie in wait for their own blood, They lurk secretly for their own lives. 19 So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain; It takes away the life of its owners.
25 Because you disdained all my counsel, and would have none of my rebuke, 26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes, 27 When your terror comes like a storm, and your destruction comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come upon you. 28 "Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me.
7 He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; 8 He guards the paths of justice, and preserves the way of His saints. 9 Then you will understand righteousness and justice, Equity and every good path. 10 When wisdom enters your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul, 11 Discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you, 12 To deliver you from the way of evil, From the man who speaks perverse things, 13 From those who leave the paths of uprightness To walk in the ways of darkness; 14 Who rejoice in doing evil, and delight in the perversity of the wicked; 15 Whose ways are crooked, and who are devious in their paths; 16 To deliver you from the immoral woman, From the seductress who flatters with her words, 17 Who forsakes the companion of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God. 18 For her house leads down to death, and her paths to the dead; 19 None who go to her return, Nor do they regain the paths of life - 20 So you may walk in the way of goodness, and keep to the paths of righteousness. 21 For the upright will dwell in the land, and the blameless will remain in it; 22 but the wicked will be cut off from the earth, and the unfaithful will be uprooted from it.
31 Do not envy the oppressor, and choose none of his ways; 32 For the perverse person is an abomination to the LORD, but His secret counsel is with the upright. 33 The curse of the LORD is on the house of the wicked, but He blesses the home of the just. 34 Surely He scorns the scornful, but gives grace to the humble. 35 The wise shall inherit glory, but shame shall be the legacy of fools.
14 Do not enter the path of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of evil. 15 Avoid it, do not travel on it; Turn away from it and pass on. 16 For they do not sleep unless they have done evil; and their sleep is taken away unless they make someone fall. 17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence. 18 but the path of the just is like the shining sun, That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day. 19 The way of the wicked is like darkness; They do not know what makes them stumble.
22 His own iniquities entrap the wicked man, and he is caught in the cords of his sin. 23 He shall die for lack of instruction, and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.
12 A worthless person, a wicked man, Walks with a perverse mouth; 13 He winks with his eyes, He shuffles his feet, He points with his fingers; 14 Perversity is in his heart, He devises evil continually, He sows discord. 15 Therefore his calamity shall come suddenly; Suddenly he shall be broken without remedy.
2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, but righteousness delivers from death. 3 The LORD will not allow the righteous soul to famish, but He casts away the desire of the wicked. 4 He who has a slack hand becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. 5 He who gathers in summer is a wise son; He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame. 6 Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked. 7 The memory of the righteous is blessed, but the name of the wicked will rot.
9 He who walks with integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his ways will become known. 10 He who winks with the eye causes trouble, but a prating fool will fall. 11 The mouth of the righteous is a well of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
16 The labor of the righteous leads to life, The wages of the wicked to sin. 17 He who keeps instruction is in the way of life, but he who refuses correction goes astray.
24 The fear of the wicked will come upon him, and the desire of the righteous will be granted. 25 When the whirlwind passes by, the wicked is no more, but the righteous has an everlasting foundation. 26 As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, So is the lazy man to those who send him. 27 The fear of the LORD prolongs days, but the years of the wicked will be shortened. 28 The hope of the righteous will be gladness, but the expectation of the wicked will perish. 29 The way of the LORD is strength for the upright, but destruction will come to the workers of iniquity. 30 The righteous will never be removed, but the wicked will not inhabit the earth. 31 The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut out. 32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked what is perverse.
3 The integrity of the upright will guide them, but the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them. 4 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. 5 The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way aright, but the wicked will fall by his own wickedness. 6 The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, but the unfaithful will be caught by their lust. 7 When a wicked man dies, his expectation will perish, and the hope of the unjust perishes. 8 The righteous is delivered from trouble, and it comes to the wicked instead. 9 The hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous will be delivered. 10 When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices; and when the wicked perish, there is jubilation. 11 By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
18 The wicked man does deceptive work, but he who sows righteousness will have a sure reward. 19 As righteousness leads to life, So he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death. 20 Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the LORD, but the blameless in their ways are His delight. 21 Though they join forces, the wicked will not go unpunished; but the posterity of the righteous will be delivered.
23 The desire of the righteous is only good, but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
27 He who earnestly seeks good finds favor, but trouble will come to him who seeks evil. 28 He who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like foliage. 29 He who troubles his own house will inherit the wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart. 30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise. 31 If the righteous will be recompensed on the earth, How much more the ungodly and the sinner.
2 A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but a man of wicked intentions He will condemn. 3 A man is not established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous cannot be moved.
5 The thoughts of the righteous are right, but the counsels of the wicked are deceitful. 6 The words of the wicked are, "Lie in wait for blood," but the mouth of the upright will deliver them. 7 The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous will stand. 8 A man will be commended according to his wisdom, but he who is of a perverse heart will be despised.
10 A righteous man regards the life of his animal, but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
12 The wicked covet the catch of evil men, but the root of the righteous yields fruit. 13 The wicked is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, but the righteous will come through trouble. 14 A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, and the recompense of a man's hands will be rendered to him.
21 No grave trouble will overtake the righteous, but the wicked shall be filled with evil.
28 In the way of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death.
Prov. 13:2-3, 5-6, 9
2 A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth, but the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence. 3 He who guards his mouth preserves his life, but he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction. 5 A righteous man hates lying, but a wicked man is loathsome and comes to shame. 6 Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless, but wickedness overthrows the sinner. 9 The light of the righteous rejoices, but the lamp of the wicked will be put out.
17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a faithful ambassador brings health.
Prov. 13:21-22, 25
21 Evil pursues sinners, but to the righteous, good shall be repaid. 22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous. 25 The righteous eats to the satisfying of his soul, but the stomach of the wicked shall be in want.
2 He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, but he who is perverse in his ways despises Him.
Prov. 14:9, 11, 14
9 Fools mock at sin, but among the upright there is favor. 11 The house of the wicked will be overthrown, but the tent of the upright will flourish. 14 The backslider in heart will be filled with his own ways, but a good man will be satisfied from above.
Prov. 14:17, 19
17 A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, and a man of wicked intentions is hated. 19 The evil will bow before the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
22 Do they not go astray who devise evil? but mercy and truth belong to those who devise good.
Prov. 14:32, 34
32 The wicked is banished in his wickedness, but the righteous has a refuge in his death. 34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.
3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Keeping watch on the evil and the good.
6 In the house of the righteous there is much treasure, but in the revenue of the wicked is trouble.
8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is His delight.
25 The LORD will destroy the house of the proud, but He will establish the boundary of the widow. 26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD, but the words of the pure are pleasant.
28 The heart of the righteous studies how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil. 29 The LORD is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous.
4 The LORD has made all for Himself, Yes, even the wicked for the day of doom. 5 Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; Though they join forces, none will go unpunished.
27 An ungodly man digs up evil, and it is on his lips like a burning fire. 28 A perverse man sows strife, and a whisperer separates the best of friends. 29 A violent man entices his neighbor, and leads him in a way that is not good. 30 He winks his eye to devise perverse things; He purses his lips and brings about evil.
5 He who mocks the poor reproaches his Maker; He who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.
11 An evil man seeks only rebellion; Therefore a cruel messenger will be sent against him.
13 Whoever rewards evil for good, Evil will not depart from his house.
20 He who has a deceitful heart finds no good, and he who has a perverse tongue falls into evil.
3 When the wicked comes, contempt comes also; and with dishonor comes reproach.
1 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than one who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. 2 Also it is not good for a soul to be without knowledge, and he sins who hastens with his feet.
5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who speaks lies will not escape.
9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who speaks lies shall perish.
7 The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him.
7 The violence of the wicked will destroy them, Because they refuse to do justice.
10 The soul of the wicked desires evil; His neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.
12 The righteous God wisely considers the house of the wicked, Overthrowing the wicked for their wickedness.
Prov. 21:15-16, 18
15 It is a joy for the just to do justice, but destruction will come to the workers of iniquity. 16 A man who wanders from the way of understanding will rest in the assembly of the dead. 18 The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright.
21 He who follows righteousness and mercy Finds life, righteousness and honor.
27 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination; How much more when he brings it with wicked intent!
29 A wicked man hardens his face, but as for the upright, he establishes his way..
8 He who sows iniquity will reap sorrow, and the rod of his anger will fail.
17 Do not let your heart envy sinners, but be zealous for the fear of the LORD all the day; 18 For surely there is a hereafter, and your hope will not be cut off.
8 He who plots to do evil will be called a schemer.
15 Do not lie in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; Do not plunder his resting place; 16 For a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again, but the wicked shall fall by calamity. 17 Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles; 18 Lest the LORD see it, and it displease Him, and He turn away His wrath from him. 19 Do not fret because of evildoers, Nor be envious of the wicked; 20 For there will be no prospect for the evil man; The lamp of the wicked will be put out.
21 If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; 22 For so you will heap coals of fire on his head, and the LORD will reward you.
26 A righteous man who falters before the wicked Is like a murky spring and a polluted well.
10 The great God who formed everything Gives the fool his hire and the transgressor his wages.
26 Though his hatred is covered by deceit, His wickedness will be revealed before the assembly. 27 Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and he who rolls a stone will have it roll back on him.
12 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself; The simple pass on and are punished.
1 The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion. 2 Because of the transgression of a land, many are its princes; but by a man of understanding and knowledge Right will be prolonged.
4 Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but such as keep the law contend with them. 5 Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand all. 6 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than one perverse in his ways, though he be rich.
Prov. 28:10, 12, 14
10 Whoever causes the upright to go astray in an evil way, He himself will fall into his own pit; but the blameless will inherit good. 12 When the righteous rejoice, there is great glory; but when the wicked arise, men hide themselves. 14 Happy is the man who is always reverent, but he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.
Prov. 28:17-18, 22
17 A man burdened with bloodshed will flee into a pit; Let no one help him. 18 Whoever walks blamelessly will be saved, but he who is perverse in his ways will suddenly fall. 22 A man with an evil eye hastens after riches, and does not consider that poverty will come upon him.
28 When the wicked arise, men hide themselves; but when they perish, the righteous increase.
6 By transgression an evil man is snared, but the righteous sings and rejoices. 7 The righteous considers the cause of the poor, but the wicked does not understand such knowledge.
10 The bloodthirsty hate the blameless, but the upright seek his well-being.
16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increases; but the righteous will see their fall.
27 An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, and he who is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.