12:16 A fool’s annoyance is known at once,
but the prudent overlooks an insult.
12:17 The faithful witness tells what is right,
but a false witness speaks deceit.
12:18 Speaking recklessly is like the thrusts of a sword,
but the words of the wise bring healing.
12:19 The one who tells the truth will endure forever,
but the one who lies will last only for a moment.
12:20 Deceit is in the heart of those who plot evil,
but those who promote peace have joy.