1. Or but violence covers the mouth of the wicked; also verse 11
 (Pr 10:32)7 The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot. (Ps 9:5; Ps 112:6)8 The wise of heart will receive commandments, but a babbling fool will come to ruin. (Mt 7:24)9 Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out. (Ps 23:4; Pr 3:23; Pr 28:18; Isa 33:15; Mt 10:26; 1Ti 5:25)10 Whoever winks the eye causes trouble, and a babbling fool will come to ruin. (Pr 6:13)11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. (Ps 36:9; Ps 37:30; Pr 10:6; Pr 13:14)12 Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses. (Jas 5:20; 1Pe 4:8)13 On the lips of him who has understanding, wisdom is found, but a rod is for the back of him who lacks sense. (Pr 6:32; Pr 19:29; Pr 26:3)14 The wise lay up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near. (Pr 10:8; Pr 12:23; Pr 18:7)15 A rich man’s wealth is his strong city; the poverty of the poor is their ruin. (Ps 52:7; Pr 18:11; Mr 10:24)16 The wage of the righteous leads to life, the gain of the wicked to sin. (Pr 11:19; Pr 19:23)17 Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects reproof leads others astray. (Pr 6:23)18 The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever utters slander is a fool.19 When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent. (Pr 17:27; Mt 12:36; Jas 3:2)20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; the heart of the wicked is of little worth. (Pr 8:19; Pr 16:16)21 The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of sense. (Ho 4:6)22 The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.