“Good vnderstanding giueth fauour: but the way of transgressours is hard.”
King James Version (KJV)
12. Hope deferred maketh the heart sicke: but when the desire commeth, it is a tree of life. 13. Whoso despiseth the word, shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commaundement, shall be rewarded. 14. The lawe of the wise is a fountaine of life, to depart from the snares of death. 15. Good vnderstanding giueth fauour: but the way of transgressours is hard. 16. Euery prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a foole layeth open his folly. 17. A wicked messenger falleth into mischiefe: but a faithfull ambassadour is health. 18. Pouerty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproofe, shall be honoured.