Proverbs 12 :16

Proverbs 12 :16 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

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

King James Version (KJV)

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 wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth 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.

Definitions for Proverbs 12 :16

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' Commentary 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 Commentary on Proverbs 12 :16

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