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18 He who conceals hatred has lying lips,
    and he who utters slander is a fool.
19 When words are many, transgression is not lacking,
    but he who restrains his lips is prudent.
20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver;
    the mind of the wicked is of little worth.

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