||Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put
far from thee.
||The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but
violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
||In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he
that refraineth his lips is wise.
||The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for
want of wisdom.
||The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but
the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.
||There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but
the tongue of the wise is health.
||Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good
word maketh it glad.
||He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that
openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
||A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir
||The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of
the foolish doeth not so.
||Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul,
and health to the bones.
||A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar
giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
||He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that
hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
||He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of
understanding is of an excellent spirit.
||Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise:
and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of
||A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth
calleth for strokes.
||A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the
snare of his soul.
||Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they
that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
||He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his
lips the king shall be his friend.
||Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer.
||A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of
||By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft
tongue breaketh the bone.