Proverbs 29:11
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.

New Living Translation
Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.

English Standard Version
A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

New American Standard Bible
A fool always loses his temper, But a wise man holds it back.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man holds it in check.

International Standard Version
The fool vents all his feelings, but the wise person keeps them to himself.

NET Bible
A fool lets fly with all his temper, but a wise person keeps it back.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The fool expresses all his anger and the wise thinks with his mind.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A fool expresses all his emotions, but a wise person controls them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A fool spendeth all his spirit; But a wise man stilleth it within him.

New American Standard 1977
A fool always loses his temper,
            But a wise man holds it back.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The fool gives full rein to his spirit, but the wise man in the end will bring it into rest.

King James 2000 Bible
A fool utters all his mind: but a wise man keeps it in till afterwards.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
A fool uttereth all his mind: a wise man deferreth, and keepeth it till afterwards.

Darby Bible Translation
A fool uttereth all his mind; but a wise [man] keepeth it back.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Young's Literal Translation
A fool bringeth out all his mind, And the wise till afterwards restraineth it.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
29:11. He is a fool who tells every thing he knows, and can keep no counsel. 12. One who loves flatterers, and hearkens to slanderers, causes his servants to become liars and false accusers. 13. Some are poor, others have a great deal of deceitful riches. They meet in the business of this world; the Lord gives to both the comforts of this life. To some of both sorts he gives his grace. 14. The rich will look to themselves, but the poor and needy the prince must defend and plead for. 15. Parents must consider the benefit of due correction, and the mischief of undue indulgence. 16. Let not the righteous have their faith and hope shocked by the increase of sin and sinners, but let them wait with patience. 17. Children must not be suffered to go without rebuke when they do amiss. 18. How bare does a place look without Bibles and ministers! and what an easy prey is it to the enemy of souls! That gospel is an open vision, which holds forth Christ, which humbles the sinner and exalts the Saviour, which promotes holiness in the life and conversation: and these are precious truths to keep the soul alive, and prevent it from perishing.
Study Bible
The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
10Men of bloodshed hate the blameless, But the upright are concerned for his life. 11A fool always loses his temper, But a wise man holds it back. 12If a ruler pays attention to falsehood, All his ministers become wicked.…
Cross References
Proverbs 12:16
A fool's anger is known at once, But a prudent man conceals dishonor.

Proverbs 12:23
A prudent man conceals knowledge, But the heart of fools proclaims folly.

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

Proverbs 19:11
A man's discretion makes him slow to anger, And it is his glory to overlook a transgression.
Treasury of Scripture

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