Proverbs 12:23

“A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fooles proclaimeth foolishnesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A prudent man conceals knowledge, But the heart of fools proclaims folly.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A prudent man concealeth knowledge; But the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A sharp man keeps back his knowledge; but the heart of foolish men makes clear their foolish thoughts.
- Basic English Bible

A prudent man concealeth knowledge; but the heart of the foolish proclaimeth folly.
- Darby Bible

A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.
- Webster's Bible

A prudent man keeps his knowledge, but the hearts of fools proclaim foolishness.
- World English Bible

A prudent man is concealing knowledge, And the heart of fools proclaimeth folly.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A prudent man concealeth knowledge; but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 12:23


12:23 Concealeth - He does not unseasonably utter what he knows. Foolishness - Betrays his ignorance and folly.


Discussion for Proverbs 12:23

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