Parallel Verses

World English Bible

A fool vents all of his anger, but a wise man brings himself under control.

New American Standard Bible

A fool always loses his temper, But a wise man holds it back.

King James Version

A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

Holman Bible

A fool gives full vent to his anger,
but a wise man holds it in check.

International Standard Version

The fool vents all his feelings, but the wise person keeps them to himself.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

A fool uttereth all his anger; But a wise man keepeth it back and stilleth it.

Amplified

A [self-confident] fool utters all his anger, but a wise man holds it back and stills it.

Bible in Basic English

A foolish man lets out all his wrath, but a wise man keeps it back quietly.

Darby Translation

A fool uttereth all his mind; but a wise man keepeth it back.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The fool gives full rein to his spirit, but the wise man in the end will bring it into rest.

Julia Smith Translation

The foolish one will bring forth all his spirit; and the wise one will restrain it back.

King James 2000

A fool utters all his mind: but a wise man keeps it in till afterwards.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A fool gives all his breath, but [the] wise holds back in quiet.

Modern King James verseion

A fool speaks all his mind; but a wise one keeps it in until afterwards.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A fool poureth out his spirit altogether, but a wise man keepeth it in till afterward.

NET Bible

A fool lets fly with all his temper, but a wise person keeps it back.

New Heart English Bible

A fool vents all of his anger, but a wise man brings himself under control.

The Emphasized Bible

All his anger, doth a dullard let go, but, a wise man, by keeping it back, stilleth it.

Webster

A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

Youngs Literal Translation

A fool bringeth out all his mind, And the wise till afterwards restraineth it.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A fool
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

יצא 
Yatsa' 
....out, ....forth, bring, come, proceed, go, depart,
Usage: 1068

רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

but a wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

שׁבח 
Shabach 
Usage: 11

Context Readings

All About Life

10 The bloodthirsty hate a man of integrity; and they seek the life of the upright. 11 A fool vents all of his anger, but a wise man brings himself under control. 12 If a ruler listens to lies, all of his officials are wicked.



Cross References

Proverbs 12:16

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

Proverbs 14:33

Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding, and is even made known in the inward part of fools.

Proverbs 19:11

The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger. It is his glory to overlook an offense.

Judges 16:17

He told her all his heart, and said to her, "No razor has ever come on my head; for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother's womb. If I am shaved, then my strength will go from me, and I will become weak, and be like any other man."

Proverbs 12:23

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

Amos 5:13

Therefore a prudent person keeps silent in such a time, for it is an evil time.

Micah 7:5

Don't trust in a neighbor. Don't put confidence in a friend. With the woman lying in your embrace, be careful of the words of your mouth!

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