Proverbs 12 :23

Proverbs 12 :23 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

A prudent man conceals knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.

American King James Version (AKJV)

A prudent man conceals knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.

American Standard Version (ASV)

A prudent man concealeth knowledge; But the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

A sharp man keeps back his knowledge; but the heart of foolish men makes clear their foolish thoughts.

Webster's Revision

A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.

World English Bible

A prudent man keeps his knowledge, but the hearts of fools proclaim foolishness.

English Revised Version (ERV)

A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.

Definitions for Proverbs 12 :23

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 12 :23

A prudent man concealeth knowledge - "If a fool hold his peace he may pass for a wise man." I have known men of some learning, so intent on immediately informing a company how well cultivated their minds were, that they have passed either for insignificant pedants or stupid asses.

Barnes' Commentary on Proverbs 12 :23

Another aspect of the truth of Proverbs 10:14.

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 12 :23

12:23 Concealeth - He does not unseasonably utter what he knows. Foolishness - Betrays his ignorance and folly.
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