Proverbs 12:15-20 15 The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice. 16 Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult. 17 An honest witness tells the truth, but a false witness tells lies. 18 The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. 19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment. 20 Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy.
Proverbs 13:1 A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not respond to rebukes.
Proverbs 14:29-30 29 Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly. 30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
Proverbs 15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Proverbs 17:27-28 27 The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered. 28 Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.
Proverbs 18:17 In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right, until someone comes forward and cross-examines.
Proverbs 19:11 A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.