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Proverbs 12:23

    Proverbs 12:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    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' Notes on Proverbs 12:23

    Another aspect of the truth of Proverbs 10:14.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 12:23

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