Proverbs 12:16
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New Living Translation
A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted.

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.

Proverbs 12:16 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

12:16 Covereth - The shame, or injury done to him, which he conceals and bears with patience.

Proverbs 12:16 Parallel Commentaries

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"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
Matth. vi. 33.--"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." The perfection even of the most upright creature, speaks always some imperfection in comparison of God, who is most perfect. The heavens, the sun and moon, in respect of lower things here, how glorious do they appear, and without spot! But behold, they are not clean in God's sight! How far are the angels above us who dwell in clay! They appear to be a pure mass of light and
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Job 5:2
Surely resentment destroys the fool, and jealousy kills the simple.

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

Proverbs 14:33
Wisdom is enshrined in an understanding heart; wisdom is not found among fools.

Proverbs 27:3
A stone is heavy and sand is weighty, but the resentment caused by a fool is even heavier.

Proverbs 29:11
Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.

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