Proverbs 12:16
Modern Translations
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.

Berean Study Bible
A fool’s anger is known at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.

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

NASB 1995
A fool's anger is known at once, But a prudent man conceals dishonor.

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

Amplified Bible
The [arrogant] fool’s anger is quickly known [because he lacks self-control and common sense], But a prudent man ignores an insult.

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

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

Contemporary English Version
Losing your temper is foolish; ignoring an insult is smart.

Good News Translation
When a fool is annoyed, he quickly lets it be known. Smart people will ignore an insult.

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

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

New King James Version
A fool’s wrath is known at once, But a prudent man covers shame.

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

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

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

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.

A Faithful Version
A fool's wrath is known at once, but a prudent man covers shame.

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.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
A foole in a day shall be knowen by his anger: but he that couereth shame, is wise.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
A foole vttereth his wrath in all the haste: but a discrete man couereth his owne shame.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
A foole vttereth his wrath in all the haist, but a discrete man forgeueth wronge.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
The fool—his anger is known in a day, "" And the prudent is covering shame.

Young's Literal Translation
The fool -- in a day is his anger known, And the prudent is covering shame.

Smith's Literal Translation
The foolish one in the day shall make known his anger: but the prudent one covered dishonor.

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

Catholic Public Domain Version
The senseless immediately reveals his anger. But whoever ignores injuries is clever.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
A fool immediately makes his wrath known and a cunning one hides his insult.

Lamsa Bible
A fool's wrath is soon known; but a prudent man hides his shame.

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A fool declares his wrath the same day; but a prudent man hides his own disgrace.








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