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Passage: Selected Proverbs
Series: Skillful Living
Speaker: Rev. Hunter Stevenson
Date: 23/02/2020
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16:23     A wise man’s heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction.

10:20     The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value.

15:07     The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools.

15:28     The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.


22:11 He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend.

16:24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

15:30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.

12:25 An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.

15:01 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

25:15 Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.


24:26 An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.

13:05 The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked bring shame and disgrace.

16:13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth.

12:22 The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful.


10:31 The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be cut out.

15:02 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.

10:14 Wise men store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.

20:15 Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.

10:32 The lips of the righteous know what is fitting, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.

25:11 A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.


17:28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.

10:19 When the worlds are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.

12:23 A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly.

21:23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.