Proverbs 11:11-16

11 Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted,
    but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed.

12 Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense,
    but the one who has understanding holds their tongue.

13 A gossip betrays a confidence,
    but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.

14 For lack of guidance a nation falls,
    but victory is won through many advisers.

15 Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer,
    but whoever refuses to shake hands in pledge is safe.

16 A kindhearted woman gains honor,
    but ruthless men gain only wealth.

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One response to “Proverbs 11:11-16

  1. The mouth can lift up and bring life, and can cut down and destroy. We make deliberate choices on whether we speak life and hold our tongue from destruction.

    Patience, deliberateness, and caution are the tools of the wise, and those who rush to wealth and gain will be saddened by their choices.

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