Proverbs 12:16

“A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A fooles wrath is presently knowen: but a prudent man couereth shame.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A fool's anger is known at once, But a prudent man conceals dishonor.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A fool's vexation is presently known; But a prudent man concealeth shame.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A foolish man lets his trouble be openly seen, but a sharp man keeps shame secret.
- Basic English Bible

The vexation of the fool is presently known; but a prudent [man] covereth shame.
- Darby Bible

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

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

The fool -- in a day is his anger known, And the prudent is covering shame.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A fool's vexation is presently known; but a prudent man concealeth shame.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 12:16

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

Discussion for Proverbs 12

  • BSP
    Verse 15 shows that it is foolish to rely on our own wisdom which is flawed. It is much wiser to listen to God's wisdom through the pages of the Bible. In that way we can be truly wise.
  • Kofi Yeboah
    On verse 28. Truly, the way of righteousness, which encompasses the upholding ofJehova's laws, statutes and commandments, Deuteronomy 6:24-25 stands to be the surest way of life here and beyond.
  • Chukwuma chris for verse 18
    It's very interesting to see how God's word addresses human frailty even those that are deeply ingrained. His word is indeed a light unto my path. Blesses be God.
  • Another translation says the Lord hates people who lie, is better for christians to flee from lies and deal truly to be the lords delight
  • Rev. Dr. EdgarJ Moss for verse 22
    It is abundantly clear, that he she who lies, does not have an advocate in the Lord!!!!! This individual cannot, and will not ever, see the Kingdom of Heaven!!!! They are with out hope!!!!!
  • EMMANUEL KORGBOU for verse 1
    One learns by mistake and improves by yielding to corrections.

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