|New International Version (© 2011)|
Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool bent on folly.
King James Bible
Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.
American Standard Version
Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, Rather than a fool in his folly.
Young's Literal Translation
The meeting of a bereaved bear by a man, And -- not a fool in his folly.
Proverbs 17:12 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let a bear robbed of her whelps - At which times such animals are peculiarly fierce. See the note on 2 Samuel 17:8.
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Proverbs 28:15 As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.
2 Samuel 17:8 For, said Hushai, you know your father and his men, that they be mighty men, and they be chafed in their minds...
2 Kings 2:24 And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood...
Hosea 13:8 I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the lobe of their heart...
Proverbs 27:3 A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.
Matthew 2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth...
Proverbs 17:12 Parallel CommentariesActing Bear Bereaved Better Cubs Face Folly Fool Foolish Foolishly Meet Meeting Ones Rather Robbed She-Bear Whelps YoungActing Bear Bereaved Better Cubs Face Folly Fool Foolish Foolishly Meet Meeting Ones Rather Robbed She-Bear Whelps YoungTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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2 Samuel 17:8 You know your father and his men; they are fighters, and as fierce as a wild bear robbed of her cubs. Besides, your father is an experienced fighter; he will not spend the night with the troops.
Proverbs 17:11 Evildoers foster rebellion against God; the messenger of death will be sent against them.
Proverbs 29:9 If a wise person goes to court with a fool, the fool rages and scoffs, and there is no peace.
Hosea 13:8 Like a bear robbed of her cubs, I will attack them and rip them open; like a lion I will devour them-- a wild animal will tear them apart.