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 19 shows that God hates a liar and that they will be destroyed eventually, but the one who speaks truth is in line for everlasting life.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy. Shalom.
  • Jack Hughes
    The Devil tells you what you want hear !!
  • Jack Hughes
    That is so true ! Only the DEVIL lies !
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    { P A R A D O X } ! Shalom yedda dim {beloved one}.
  • Crystal Meadows
    RTI don't think that whoever made the comment "this individual cannot will not see the Kingdom of Heaven" Jesus doesn't like someone who lies but he is a Loving God and anyone can call upon his name and be forgiven,very merciful, and we don't have the right to judge none only he ,Jesus, can judge us. Gods way isn't our way and he will deal with those who lie and as long as you love him whole heartedly and do his will, he will protect us from anyone or anything!!! Thank you Jesus I love you and want to give you praise for just being you

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