Proverbs 29:11

“A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A foole vttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A fool always loses his temper, But a wise man holds it back.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A fool uttereth all his anger; But a wise man keepeth it back and stilleth it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A foolish man lets out all his wrath, but a wise man keeps it back quietly.
- Basic English Bible

A fool uttereth all his mind; but a wise [man] keepeth it back.
- Darby Bible

A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.
- Webster's Bible

A fool vents all of his anger, but a wise man brings himself under control.
- World English Bible

A fool bringeth out all his mind, And the wise till afterwards restraineth it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A fool spendeth all his spirit; but a wise man stilleth it within him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 29:11

  • Samuel Uche Ejim for verse 11
    It is foolish to let out all your thoughts to others, whether in anger or your plans to carry out something. It is only wise to refrain from talking until an appropriate time.
  • Greg lathery for verse 11
    I find it to the script that you can trust the bible for all your help that you 're faith is needed
  • MockingBird for verse 11
    A fool in the word of God as God describes is a man that says No to God !! I am not in control of my thoughts and intents of my heart when I let all be known in a moment of time. God has given me through His Word the ability with help of Holy Spirit within me to be in control of all my faculties . God Himself does not let me know all His mind until I am able to receive it. Be ye therefore perfect as I am perfect. To be perfect is to be mature.
  • Benedicto for verse 11
    Just when one is on the ' 'blink to boil ' ' reflecting on such a verse can be crucial to stablising the temper! So previleged to have the WORD on a tap of a finger.
  • Cheryl. C for verse 11
    A fool is one that says no to God. The tongue is an unruly evil ; who can tame it; only with the help of Holy spirit given to us of God. If we want to .we can. Thank God for His Mercy and Grace to help in time of need !!!
  • Someone who always "flies off the handle" is considered a fool according to this verse. This shows the importance of self-control if we are to be considered wise.