Is there a right and wrong way to speak?
24 Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
28 A perverse person stirs up conflict,
and a gossip separates close friends.
32 Better a patient person than a warrior,
one with self-control than one who takes a city.
27 A scoundrel plots evil,
and on their lips it is like a scorching fire.
Lips of… evil?
13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips;
they value the one who speaks what is right.
29 A violent person entices their neighbor
and leads them down a path that is not good.
20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,
and blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD.