Proverbs 29 :11

Proverbs 29 :11 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

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

King James Version (KJV)

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 mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

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.

Definitions for Proverbs 29 :11

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' Commentary 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.

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 29 :11

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