Proverbs 11:9-14 NLT
With their words, the godless destroy their friends,
but knowledge will rescue the righteous.
The whole city celebrates when the godly succeed;
they shout for joy when the wicked die.
Upright citizens are good for a city and make it prosper,
but the talk of the wicked tears it apart.
It is foolish to belittle one’s neighbor;
a sensible person keeps quiet.
A gossip goes around telling secrets,
but those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence.
Without wise leadership, a nation falls;
there is safety in having many advisers.
NLT: New Living Translation