Proverbs 17:12

“Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let a beare robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather then a foole in his folly.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Let a man meet a bear robbed of her cubs, Rather than a fool in his folly.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, Rather than a fool in his folly.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is better to come face to face with a bear whose young ones have been taken away than with a foolish man acting foolishly.
- Basic English Bible

Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man rather than a fool in his folly.
- Darby Bible

Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.
- Webster's Bible

Let a bear robbed of her cubs meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.
- World English Bible

The meeting of a bereaved bear by a man, And -- not a fool in his folly.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 17:12


17:12 Folly - In the heat of his lust or passion.


Discussion for Proverbs 17:12

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