Proverbs 12:16
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New American Standard Bible
A fool's anger is known at once, But a prudent man conceals dishonor.

King James Bible
A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.

Darby Bible Translation
The vexation of the fool is presently known; but a prudent man covereth shame.

World English Bible
A fool shows his annoyance the same day, but one who overlooks an insult is prudent.

Young's Literal Translation
The fool -- in a day is his anger known, And the prudent is covering shame.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The "fool" cannot restrain his wrath; it rushes on "presently" (as in the margin, on the same day, however, uselessly. The prudent man knows that to utter his indignation at reproach and shame will but lead to a fresh attack, and takes refuge in reticence.

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To Pastors and Teachers
To Pastors and Teachers If all who laboured for the conversion of others were to introduce them immediately into Prayer and the Interior Life, and make it their main design to gain and win over the heart, numberless as well as permanent conversions would certainly ensue. On the contrary, few and transient fruits must attend that labour which is confined to outward matters; such as burdening the disciple with a thousand precepts for external exercises, instead of leaving the soul to Christ by the
Madame Guyon—A Short and Easy Method of Prayer

The Authority and Utility of the Scriptures
2 Tim. iii. 16.--"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." We told you that there was nothing more necessary to know than what our end is, and what the way is that leads to that end. We see the most part of men walking at random,--running an uncertain race,--because they do not propose unto themselves a certain scope to aim at, and whither to direct their whole course. According to men's particular
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Job 5:2
"For anger slays the foolish man, And jealousy kills the simple.

Proverbs 12:17
He who speaks truth tells what is right, But a false witness, deceit.

Proverbs 14:33
Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding, But in the hearts of fools it is made known.

Proverbs 27:3
A stone is heavy and the sand weighty, But the provocation of a fool is heavier than both of them.

Proverbs 29:11
A fool always loses his temper, But a wise man holds it back.

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