Proverbs 12:16

16  zThe vexation of a fool is known at once,

but the prudent ignores an insult.

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Proverbs 12:16 — The New International Version (NIV)

16 Fools show their annoyance at once,

but the prudent overlook an insult.

Proverbs 12:16 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

16 A fool’s wrath is presently known:

But a prudent man covereth shame.

Proverbs 12:16 — New Living Translation (NLT)

16 A fool is quick-tempered,

but a wise person stays calm when insulted.

Proverbs 12:16 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

16 A fool’s wrath is known at once,

But a prudent man covers shame.

Proverbs 12:16 — New Century Version (NCV)

16 Fools quickly show that they are upset,

but the wise ignore insults.

Proverbs 12:16 — American Standard Version (ASV)

16 A fool’s vexation is presently known;

But a prudent man concealeth shame.

Proverbs 12:16 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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

Proverbs 12:16 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

16 When a stubborn fool is irritated, he shows it immediately, 

but a sensible person hides the insult. 

Proverbs 12:16 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

16 A fool’s displeasure is known at once,

but whoever ignores an insult is sensible.

Proverbs 12:16 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 Fools show their anger at once,

but the prudent ignore an insult.

Proverbs 12:16 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

16 As for a fool, on that very day he makes his anger known,

but he who ignores an insult is prudent.

Proverbs 12:16 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

16 Foolish people are easily upset.

But wise people pay no attention to hurtful words.

Proverbs 12:16 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

16 A fool’s anger is known at once,

But a prudent man conceals dishonor.

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