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.

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

New King James Version
A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back.

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

NASB 1995
A fool always loses his temper, But a wise man holds it back.

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

Amplified Bible
A [shortsighted] fool always loses his temper and displays his anger, But a wise man [uses self-control and] holds it back.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
A fool brings out all his mind, "" And the wise restrains it until afterward.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
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 among 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.









(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."

Parallel Commentaries ...


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


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