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

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

Darby Bible Translation
The vexation of the fool 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.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A fool's wrath is presently known - We have a proverb very like this, and it will serve for illustration: -

A fool's bolt is soon shot.

A weak-minded man has no self-government; he is easily angered, and generally speaks whatever comes first to his mind.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Proverbs 25:28 He that has no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

Proverbs 29:11 A fool utters all his mind: but a wise man keeps it in till afterwards.

1 Samuel 20:30-34 Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said to him, You son of the perverse rebellious woman...

1 Kings 19:1,2 And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and with how he had slain all the prophets with the sword...

presently or in that day

Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up strifes: but love covers all sins.

Proverbs 16:22 Understanding is a wellspring of life to him that has it: but the instruction of fools is folly.

Proverbs 17:9 He that covers a transgression seeks love; but he that repeats a matter separates very friends.

Proverbs 29:11 A fool utters all his mind: but a wise man keeps it in till afterwards.

James 1:19 Why, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

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The Many-Sided Contrast of Wisdom and Folly
'Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. 2. A good man obtaineth favour of the Lord: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn. 3. A man shall not be established by wickedness; but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 4. A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. 5. The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. 6. The words of the wicked are to lie
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Of Having Confidence in God when Evil Words are Cast at Us
"My Son, stand fast and believe in Me. For what are words but words? They fly through the air, but they bruise no stone. If thou are guilty, think how thou wouldst gladly amend thyself; if thou knowest nothing against thyself, consider that thou wilt gladly bear this for God's sake. It is little enough that thou sometimes hast to bear hard words, for thou art not yet able to bear hard blows. And wherefore do such trivial matters go to thine heart, except that thou art yet carnal, and regardest
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
Job 5:2
Resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple.

Proverbs 12:17
An honest witness tells the truth, but a false witness tells lies.

Proverbs 14:33
Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she lets herself be known.

Proverbs 27:3
Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but a fool's provocation is heavier than both.

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

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