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Proverbs 12:16

    Proverbs 12:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covers shame.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A fool's vexation is presently known; But a prudent man concealeth shame.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A foolish man lets his trouble be openly seen, but a sharp man keeps shame secret.

    Webster's Revision

    A fool's vexation is presently known; But a prudent man concealeth shame.

    World English Bible

    A fool shows his annoyance the same day, but one who overlooks an insult is prudent.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A fool's vexation is presently known: but a prudent man concealeth shame.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 12:16

    A fool's wrath is presently known - We have a proverb very like this, and it will serve for illustration: -

    A fool's bolt is soon shot.

    A weak-minded man has no self-government; he is easily angered, and generally speaks whatever comes first to his mind.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 12:16

    The "fool" cannot restrain his wrath; it rushes on "presently" (as in the margin, on the same day, however, uselessly. The prudent man knows that to utter his indignation at reproach and shame will but lead to a fresh attack, and takes refuge in reticence.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 12:16

    12:16 Covereth - The shame, or injury done to him, which he conceals and bears with patience.