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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CommentaryBarnes' 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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"For anger slays the foolish man, And jealousy kills the simple.
He who speaks truth tells what is right, But a false witness, deceit.
Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding, But in the hearts of fools it is made known.
A stone is heavy and the sand weighty, But the provocation of a fool is heavier than both of them.
A fool always loses his temper, But a wise man holds it back.
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