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

  • Tammy Shelton
    I've learned so much from the book of Proverbs. And it has helped me with so much that's going on in my life. I say this because this is my second time studying the book of Proverbs and I've fallen in love with it.
  • 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}.

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