Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

A fool's vexation is instantly known, but a prudent man conceals shame.

New American Standard Bible

A fool’s anger is known at once,
But a prudent man conceals dishonor.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

A fool’s displeasure is known at once,
but whoever ignores an insult is sensible.

International Standard Version

The anger of a fool becomes readily apparent, but the prudent person overlooks an insult.

American Standard Version

A fool's vexation is presently known; But a prudent man concealeth shame.

Amplified


The [arrogant] fool’s anger is quickly known [because he lacks self-control and common sense],
But a prudent man ignores an insult.

Bible in Basic English

A foolish man lets his trouble be openly seen, but a sharp man keeps shame secret.

Darby Translation

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

Julia Smith Translation

The foolish one in the day shall make known his anger: but the prudent one covered dishonor.

King James 2000

A fool's wrath is at once known: but a prudent man covers shame.

Lexham Expanded Bible

As for a fool, {on that very day} he makes his anger known, but he who ignores an insult [is] prudent.

Modern King James verseion

A fool's vexation is known in a day, but the astute one covers shame.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A fool uttereth his wrath in all the haste, but a discreet man forgiveth wrong.

NET Bible

A fool's annoyance is known at once, but the prudent overlooks an insult.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

A foolish man, on the same day, letteth his vexation be known, but, he that concealeth an affront, is prudent.

Webster

A fool's wrath 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.

Youngs Literal Translation

The fool -- in a day is his anger known, And the prudent is covering shame.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A fool's
אויל 
'eviyl 
Usage: 26

כּעשׂ כּעס 
Ka`ac 
Usage: 25

יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

but a prudent
ערוּם 
`aruwm 
Usage: 11

כּסה 
Kacah 
Usage: 152

References

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who is wise hearkens to counsel. 16 A fool's vexation is instantly known, but a prudent man conceals shame. 17 He who utters truth shows forth righteousness, but a FALSE witness, deceit.



Cross References

Proverbs 29:11

A fool utters all his anger, but a wise man keeps it back and calms it.

Proverbs 10:12

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all transgressions.

Proverbs 17:9

He who covers a transgression seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates chief friends.

James 1:19

Therefore, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.

1 Samuel 20:30-34

Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said to him, Thou son of a perverse rebellious woman, do I not know that thou have chosen the son of Jesse to thine own shame, and to the shame of thy mother's nakedness?

1 Kings 19:1-2

And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and also how he had slain all the prophets with the sword.

Proverbs 14:33

Wisdom rests in the heart of him who has understanding, but [a thing] in the inward part of fools is made known.

Proverbs 16:22

Understanding is a well-spring of life to him who has it, but the correction of fools is folly.

Proverbs 25:28

He whose spirit is without restraint is a city that is broken down and without walls.

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