Proverbs 12:23
Good News Translation
Smart people keep quiet about what they know, but stupid people advertise their ignorance.

Contemporary English Version
Be sensible and don't tell everything you know--only fools spread foolishness everywhere.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A cautious man concealeth knowledge: and the heart of fools publisheth folly.

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A cautious man concealeth knowledge: and the heart of fools publisheth folly.

prudent

Proverbs 10:19 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: but the heart of the wicked is nothing worth.

Proverbs 11:13 Where there is no governor, the people shall fall: but there is safety where there is much counsel.

Proverbs 13:16 The prudent man doth all things with counsel: but he that is a fool, layeth open his folly.

but

Proverbs 15:2 The tongue of the wise adorneth knowledge: but the mouth of fools bubbleth out folly.

Ecclesiastes 10:3,12-14 Yea, and the fool when he walketh in the way, whereas he himself is a fool, esteemeth all men fools. . . .

Context
Loving Discipline and Knowledge
22Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord: but they that deal faithfully, please him. 23A cautious man concealeth knowledge: and the heart of fools publisheth folly.24The hand of the valiant shall bear rule: but that which is slothful shall be under tribute.…
Cross References
Proverbs 10:14
The substance of a rich man is the city of his strength: the fear of the poor is their poverty.

Proverbs 11:13
Where there is no governor, the people shall fall: but there is safety where there is much counsel.

Proverbs 13:16
The prudent man doth all things with counsel: but he that is a fool, layeth open his folly.

Proverbs 15:2
The tongue of the wise adorneth knowledge: but the mouth of fools bubbleth out folly.

Proverbs 18:2
A fool receiveth not the words of prudence: unless thou say those things which are in his heart.

Proverbs 29:11
A fool uttereth all his mind: a wise man deferreth, and keepeth it till afterwards.

Additional Translations
A shrewd man keeps his knowledge to himself, but a foolish heart proclaims its folly.A prudent man conceals knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.

A prudent man concealeth knowledge; But the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.

An understanding man is a throne of wisdom; but the heart of fools shall meet with curses.

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

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

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

A prudent man keeps his knowledge, but the hearts of fools proclaim foolishness.

A prudent man is concealing knowledge, And the heart of fools proclaimeth folly.
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