Proverbs 12:16-17 “A fool’s annoyance is known at once, but the prudent conceals dishonor. The faithful witness tells what is right, but a false witness speaks deceit.”

When a fool gets upset, he lets everyone know it. In contrast, someone who is clever keeps things to themselves. Why is getting upset a problem? Job 5:2 says, “For wrath kills the foolish person, and anger slays the silly one” (“wrath” is the same Hebrew word as “annoyance in Proverbs 12:16).

Do you want to be a faithful witness or a false witness? The answer is simple. Speak the truth, and stay out of trouble!

Proverbs 19:9 “A false witness will not go unpunished, and the one who spouts out lies will perish.”

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