|New International Version (© 2011)|
The prudent keep their knowledge to themselves, but a fool's heart blurts out folly.
King James Bible
A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.
American Standard Version
A prudent man concealeth knowledge; But the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.
Young's Literal Translation
A prudent man is concealing knowledge, And the heart of fools proclaimeth folly.
Proverbs 12:23 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
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Proverbs 10:19 In the multitude of words there wants not sin: but he that refrains his lips is wise.
Proverbs 11:13 A talebearer reveals secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit conceals the matter.
Proverbs 13:16 Every prudent man deals with knowledge: but a fool lays open his folly.
Proverbs 15:2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.
Ecclesiastes 10:3,12-14 Yes also, when he that is a fool walks by the way, his wisdom fails him, and he said to every one that he is a fool...
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Proverbs 10:14 The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.
Proverbs 11:13 A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.
Proverbs 13:16 All who are prudent act with knowledge, but fools expose their folly.
Proverbs 15:2 The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
Proverbs 18:2 Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.
Proverbs 29:11 Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.