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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:23 Concealeth - He does not unseasonably utter what he knows. Foolishness - Betrays his ignorance and folly.
Library"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
Wise people treasure knowledge, but the babbling of a fool invites disaster.
A gossip goes around telling secrets, but those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence.
Wise people think before they act; fools don't--and even brag about their foolishness.
The tongue of the wise makes knowledge appealing, but the mouth of a fool belches out foolishness.
Fools have no interest in understanding; they only want to air their own opinions.
Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.
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