Proverbs 12:23
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New Living Translation
The wise don't make a show of their knowledge, but fools broadcast their foolishness.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
A prudent man is concealing knowledge, And the heart of fools proclaimeth folly.

Proverbs 12:23 Parallel
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

12:23 Concealeth - He does not unseasonably utter what he knows. Foolishness - Betrays his ignorance and folly.

Proverbs 12:23 Parallel Commentaries

"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
Matth. vi. 33.--"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." The perfection even of the most upright creature, speaks always some imperfection in comparison of God, who is most perfect. The heavens, the sun and moon, in respect of lower things here, how glorious do they appear, and without spot! But behold, they are not clean in God's sight! How far are the angels above us who dwell in clay! They appear to be a pure mass of light and
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Proverbs 10:14
Wise people treasure knowledge, but the babbling of a fool invites disaster.

Proverbs 11:13
A gossip goes around telling secrets, but those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence.

Proverbs 13:16
Wise people think before they act; fools don't--and even brag about their foolishness.

Proverbs 15:2
The tongue of the wise makes knowledge appealing, but the mouth of a fool belches out foolishness.

Proverbs 18:2
Fools have no interest in understanding; they only want to air their own opinions.

Proverbs 29:11
Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.

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