13 Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning,k
but a rod is for the back of one who has no sense.l
14 The wise store up knowledge,m
but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.n
15 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city,o
but poverty is the ruin of the poor.p
16 The wages of the righteous is life,q
but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death.r
17 Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life,s
but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.
18 Whoever conceals hatred with lying lipst
and spreads slander is a fool.
but the prudent hold their tongues.u
but the heart of the wicked is of little value.
but fools die for lack of sense.v
without painful toil for it.y
23 A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes,z
but a person of understanding delights in wisdom.
what the righteous desire will be granted.c