(Proverbs 14:3) In the mouth of the foolish [is] a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
(Proverbs 16:19-23) Better [it is to be] of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy [is] he. The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning. Understanding [is] a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools [is] folly. The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.
(Proverbs 18:6, 7) A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes. A fool's mouth [is] his destruction, and his lips [are] the snare of his soul.
(Proverbs 15:1-7) A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness. The eyes of the LORD [are] in every place, beholding the evil and the good. A wholesome tongue [is] a tree of life: but perverseness therein [is] a breach in the spirit. A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent. In the house of the righteous [is] much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble. The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish [doeth] not so.
(Proverbs 14:7, 8) Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not [in him] the lips of knowledge. The wisdom of the prudent [is] to understand his way: but the folly of fools [is] deceit.
(Proverbs 14:15-18) The simple believeth every word: but the prudent [man] looketh well to his going. A wise [man] feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident. [He that is] soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated. The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
(Proverbs 13:14-16) The law of the wise [is] a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors [is] hard. Every prudent [man] dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open [his] folly.
(Proverbs 26:4, 5) Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
(Proverbs 26:11, 12) As a dog returneth to his vomit, [so] a fool returneth to his folly. Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? [there is] more hope of a fool than of him.
(Proverbs 14:29-34) [He that is] slow to wrath [is] of great understanding: but [he that is] hasty of spirit exalteth folly. A sound heart [is] the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones. He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor. The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death. Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but [that which is] in the midst of fools is made known. Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin [is] a reproach to any people.
(Proverbs 15:21-26) Folly [is] joy to [him that is] destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly. Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established. A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word [spoken] in due season, how good [is it]! The way of life [is] above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath. The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow. The thoughts of the wicked [are] an abomination to the LORD: but [the words] of the pure [are] pleasant words.
(Proverbs 3:13-20) Happy [is] the man [that] findeth wisdom, and the man [that] getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it [is] better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. She [is] more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. Length of days [is] in her right hand; [and] in her left hand riches and honour. Her ways [are] ways of pleasantness, and all her paths [are] peace. She [is] a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy [is every one] that retaineth her. The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.
(Proverbs 2:6) For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth [cometh] knowledge and understanding.
(Jeremiah 51:15, 16) He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding. When he uttereth [his] voice, [there is] a multitude of waters in the heavens; and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth: he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.
(Psalm 147:5-8) Great [is] our Lord, and of great power: his understanding [is] infinite. The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground. Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God: Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.