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Proverbs 29:11

    Proverbs 29:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A fool utters all his mind: but a wise man keeps it in till afterwards.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A fool uttereth all his anger; But a wise man keepeth it back and stilleth it.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A foolish man lets out all his wrath, but a wise man keeps it back quietly.

    Webster's Revision

    A fool uttereth all his anger; But a wise man keepeth it back and stilleth it.

    World English Bible

    A fool vents all of his anger, but a wise man brings himself under control.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A fool uttereth all his anger: but a wise man keepeth it back and stilleth it.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 29:11

    A fool uttereth all his mind - A man should be careful to keep his own secret, and never tell his whole mind upon any subject, while there are other opinions yet to be delivered; else, if he speak again, he must go over his old ground; and as he brings out nothing new, he injures his former argument.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 29:11

    Mind - The Hebrew word is used sometimes for "mind" or "reason," sometimes for "passion," or "wrath." The reticence commended would include both; but the verb "keepeth it in" (rendered "stilleth," in Psalm 65:7) is slightly in favor of the second of the two senses.