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

  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 12:15 THE WAY OF A FOOL IS RIGHT IN HIS OWN EYES BUT HE THAT HEARKENETH UNTO COUNSEL IS WISE PROVERBS 9:6 FORSKAE THE FOOLISH AND LIVE AND GO IN THE WAY OF UNDERSTANDING PROVERBS 4:14 ENTER NOT INTO THE PATH OF THE WICKED AND GO NOT IN THE WAY OF EVIL MEN***PROVERBS 21:16 THE MAN THAT WANDERETH OUT OF THE WAY OF UNDERSTANDING SHALL REMAIN IN THE CONGREGATION OF THE DEAD
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 12:22 LYING LIPS ARE ABOMINATION TO THE LORD BUT THEY THAT DEAL TRULY ARE HIS DELIGHT 2 TIMOTHY 4:3 FOR THE TIME WILL COME WHEN THEY WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE BUT AFTER THEIR OWN LUSTS SHALL THEY HEAP TO THEMSELVES TEACHERS HAVING ITCHING EARS PSALM 52:3 THOU LOVEST EVIL MORE THAN GOOD AND LYING RATHER THAN TO SPEAK RIGHTEOUSNESS SELAH
  • Bridgette Alvarez
    Verse 7 says, "The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand." I struggled with this verse because of God's mercies. Then God lead me to the story of Paul, the chief sinner as he called himself, and how he was delivered and I came to the understanding how both could be true. God gives the wicked a chance to repent but if they don't then there is a consequence.
  • MasterProhet
    Galatians 6:7 state that Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth , that shall he also reap.
  • Mr. Smith
    What "land" is vs 11 speaking of, but the land of our own human imagination. We must "till" it (ie. plow to prepare for harvesting crops) to bring forth our righteous desires. Matthew says a good man our of the good treasure of the heart (our imagination) brings forth good things. We till our land by imagining that we've already go that which we desire. Meditating over and over again on the Word
  • 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.

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