16 Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult.
16 A fool's wrath is presently presently: Heb. in that day known: but a prudent man covereth shame.
16 The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent ignores an insult.
16 Fools have short fuses and explode all too quickly; the prudent quietly shrug off insults.
16 A fool's wrath is known at once, But a prudent man covers shame.
16 A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted.
(Read Proverbs 12:16)
A foolish man is soon angry, and is hasty in expressing it; he is ever in trouble and running into mischief. It is kindness to ourselves to make light of injuries and affronts, instead of making the worst of them.