23 A person finds joy in giving an apt replyc—
and how good is a timely word!d
to keep them from going down to the realm of the dead.
25 The Lord tears down the house of the proud,e
but he sets the widow’s boundary stones in place.f
but gracious words are purei in his sight.
but the one who hates bribes will live.j
28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers,k
but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.l