“A fool uttereth all his mind”

PROVERBS 29:11

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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This verse says, “Fools give full vent to their rage.” But a wise person will keep quiet when emotions are aroused. Instead, they will discuss an emotion-arousing issue later, after they have collected their thoughts.

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

— Proverbs 29:11

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A fool כְסִ֑יל Properly, fat, i.e., (figuratively) stupid or silly H3684
uttereth יוֹצִ֣יא To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim H3318
all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) H3605
his mind: ר֭וּחוֹ Wind; by resemblance breath, i.e., a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively, life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension, a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions) H7307

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