“When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting. By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.
He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretyship is sure.
A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong retain riches.
The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.” Proverbs 11:10-17 (KJB)
REFERENCES: Leviticus 9:16; 1 Kings 12:1; Proverbs 6:1; Matthew 5:7