Proverbs 12:16
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New International Version
Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult.

New Living Translation
A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted.

English Standard Version
The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent ignores an insult.

New American Standard Bible
A fool's anger is known at once, But a prudent man conceals dishonor.

King James Bible
A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A fool's displeasure is known at once, but whoever ignores an insult is sensible.

International Standard Version
The anger of a fool becomes readily apparent, but the prudent person overlooks an insult.

NET Bible
A fool's annoyance is known at once, but the prudent overlooks an insult.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A fool immediately makes his wrath known and a cunning one hides his insult.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When a stubborn fool is irritated, he shows it immediately, but a sensible person hides the insult.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A fool's vexation is presently known; But a prudent man concealeth shame.

New American Standard 1977
A fool’s vexation is known at once,
            But a prudent man conceals dishonor.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A fool's wrath is presently known, but he who covers the injury is sane.

King James 2000 Bible
A fool's wrath is at once known: but a prudent man covers shame.

American King James Version
A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covers shame.

American Standard Version
A fool's vexation is presently known; But a prudent man concealeth shame.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A fool immediately sheweth his anger: but he that dissembleth injuries is wise.

Darby Bible Translation
The vexation of the fool is presently known; but a prudent [man] covereth shame.

English Revised Version
A fool's vexation is presently known: but a prudent man concealeth shame.

Webster's Bible Translation
A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.

World English Bible
A fool shows his annoyance the same day, but one who overlooks an insult is prudent.

Young's Literal Translation
The fool -- in a day is his anger known, And the prudent is covering shame.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:16. A foolish man is soon angry, and is hasty in expressing it; he is ever in trouble and running into mischief. It is kindness to ourselves to make light of injuries and affronts, instead of making the worst of them. 17. It is good for all to dread and detest the sin of lying, and to be governed by honesty. 18. Whisperings and evil surmises, like a sword, separate those that have been dear to each other. The tongue of the wise is health, making all whole. 19. If truth be spoken, it will hold good; whoever may be disobliged, still it will keep its ground. 20. Deceit and falsehood bring terrors and perplexities. But those who consult the peace and happiness of others have joy in their own minds. 21. If men are sincerely righteous, the righteous God has engaged that no evil shall happen to them. But they that delight in mischief shall have enough of it. 22. Make conscience of truth, not only in words, but in actions. 23. Foolish men proclaim to all the folly and emptiness of their minds. 24. Those who will not take pains in an honest calling, living by tricks and dishonesty, are paltry and beggarly. 25. Care, fear, and sorrow, upon the spirits, deprive men of vigour in what is to be done, or courage in what is to be borne. A good word from God, applied by faith, makes the heart glad. 26. The righteous is abundant; though not in this world's goods, yet in the graces and comforts of the Spirit, which are the true riches. Evil men vainly flatter themselves that their ways are not wrong. 27. The slothful man makes no good use of the advantages Providence puts in his way, and has no comfort in them. The substance of a diligent man, though not great, does good to him and his family. He sees that God gives it to him in answer to prayer. 28. The way of religion is a straight, plain way; it is the way of righteousness. There is not only life at the end, but life in the way; all true comfort.
Study Bible
Loving Discipline and Knowledge
15The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel. 16A fool's anger is known at once, But a prudent man conceals dishonor. 17He who speaks truth tells what is right, But a false witness, deceit.…
Cross References
Job 5:2
"For anger slays the foolish man, And jealousy kills the simple.

Proverbs 12:17
He who speaks truth tells what is right, But a false witness, deceit.

Proverbs 14:33
Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding, But in the hearts of fools it is made known.

Proverbs 27:3
A stone is heavy and the sand weighty, But the provocation of a fool is heavier than both of them.

Proverbs 29:11
A fool always loses his temper, But a wise man holds it back.
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