New International Version
Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult.
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.
Proverbs 12:16 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A fool's wrath is presently known - We have a proverb very like this, and it will serve for illustration: -
A fool's bolt is soon shot.
A weak-minded man has no self-government; he is easily angered, and generally speaks whatever comes first to his mind.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
presently or in that day
LibraryThe Many-Sided Contrast of Wisdom and Folly
'Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. 2. A good man obtaineth favour of the Lord: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn. 3. A man shall not be established by wickedness; but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 4. A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. 5. The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. 6. The words of the wicked are to lie …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Of Having Confidence in God when Evil Words are Cast at Us
Resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple.
An honest witness tells the truth, but a false witness tells lies.
Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she lets herself be known.
Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but a fool's provocation is heavier than both.
Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.
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