Proverbs 29:11
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.

Berean Study Bible
A fool vents all his anger, but a wise man 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
Don't be a fool and quickly lose your temper--be sensible and patient.

Good News Translation
Stupid people express their anger openly, but sensible people are patient and hold it back.

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.

New Heart English Bible
A fool vents all of his anger, but a wise man brings himself under control.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A fool utters all is mind: but the wise reserves his in part.

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.
Study Bible
The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
10Men of bloodshed hate a blameless man, but the upright care for his life. 11A fool vents all his anger, but a wise man holds it back. 12If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials will be wicked.…
Cross References
Proverbs 12:16
A fool's anger is known at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.

Proverbs 12:23
A shrewd man keeps his knowledge to himself, but a foolish heart proclaims its folly.

Proverbs 14:33
Wisdom rests in the heart of the discerning; even in the hearts of fools she is known.

Proverbs 19:11
A man's insight gives him patience, and his virtue is to overlook an offense.

Treasury of Scripture

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

Proverbs 12:16,23
A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame…

Proverbs 14:33
Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.

Judges 16:17
That he told her all his heart, and said unto her, There hath not come a rasor upon mine head; for I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother's womb: if I be shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.







Lexicon
A fool
כְסִ֑יל (ḵə·sîl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3684: Stupid fellow, dullard, fool

vents
יוֹצִ֣יא (yō·w·ṣî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

his anger,
ר֭וּחוֹ (rū·ḥōw)
Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit

but a wise man
וְ֝חָכָ֗ם (wə·ḥā·ḵām)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2450: Wise

holds
יְשַׁבְּחֶֽנָּה׃ (yə·šab·bə·ḥen·nāh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7623: To address in a, loud tone, loud, to pacify

it back.
בְּאָח֥וֹר (bə·’ā·ḥō·wr)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 268: The hinder part, behind, backward, the West
(11) The fool (khesil, Proverbs 1:22) uttereth all his mind.--Or, pours out all his wrath; but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards, or keepeth it back.

Verse 11. - A fool uttereth all his mind; his spirit; רוּחו, i.e. "his anger;" θυμόν, Septuagint (comp. Proverbs 16:32). The wording of the second hemistich confirms this rendering. A fool pours out his wrath, restrained by no consideration. It is a wise maxim that says, "Command your temper, lest it command you;" and again, "When passion enters in at the foregate, wisdom goes out at the postern." So we have the word attributed to Evenus Parius -

Πολλάκις ἀνθρώπων ὀργὴ νόον ἐξεκάλυψε
Κρυπτόμενον μανίας πουλὺ χερειότερον.

"Wrath often hath revealed man's hidden mind,
Than madness more pernicious."
A wise man keepeth it in till afterwards. This clause is capable of more than one explanation. The Authorized Version says that the wise man restrains his own anger till he can give it proper vent. The term בְּאָחור occurs nowhere else, and is rendered "at last," "finally," and by Delitzsch, "within," i.e. in his heart. The verb rendered "keepeth in" (shabach) is rather "to calm," "to hush," as in Psalm 65:7; Psalm 89:10, "Which stilleth the noise of the seas." So we have the meaning: The wise man calms the auger within him; according to the proverb, Irae dilatio, mentis pacatio. Or the anger calmed may be that of the fool: The wise man appeases it after it has been exhibited; he knows how to apply soothing remedies to the angry man, and in the end renders him calm and amenable to reason. This seems the most suitable explanation. Septuagint, "A wise man husbands it (ταμιεύεται) in part." 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.
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