Good understanding giveth favor: but the way of transgressors is hard.
– Proverbs 13:15
The word for understanding means prudence. The first phrase someone with good sense, who has good judgment. They also give good counsel and do good work and hence earn favor (Proverbs 3:4; 14:35). The word for hard means rough and indicates the contrast for transgressors is a loss of favor. Their way is difficult (Proverbs 4:19).