Daily Scripture Truthfulness and Prudence : Part 2

Lying lips are hateful to the Lord, but He delights in those who deal faithfully.  (Proverbs 12:22)

A rod of pride is in the mouth of a fool, but the lips of the wise will preserve them.  (Proverbs 14:3)

A simple man believes everything, but a prudent man considers his steps.  (Proverbs 14:15)

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.  The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, but the mouth of the fool pours out folly.  (Proverbs 15:1-2)

The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but perverseness in it crushes the spirit.  (Proverbs 15:4)

A man finds joy in giving an apt reply—and how good is a timely word!  (Proverbs 15:23)

A man lacking in judgment strikes hands in pledge and puts up security for his neighbor.  (Proverbs 17:18)

A fool has no delight in understanding, but only in airing his own opinions.  (Proverbs 18:2)

The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down into the innermost parts of the body.  (Proverbs 18:8)

He who answers a matter before he hears, that is his folly and his shame.  (Proverbs 18:13)

The tongue has the power of death and life, and those who love it will eat its fruit.  (Proverbs 18:21)