New American Standard Bible
Let a man meet a bear robbed of her cubs, Rather than a fool in his folly.
King James Bible
Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.
Darby Bible Translation
Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man rather than a fool in his folly.
World English Bible
Let a bear robbed of her cubs 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.
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A sermon (No. 899) delivered on Lord's Day morning, November 7th, 1869, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity."--Proverbs 17:17. There is one thing about the usefulness of which all men are agreed, namely, friendship; but most men are soon aware that counterfeits of friendship are common as autumn leaves. Few men enjoy from others the highest and truest form of friendship. The friendships of this world are …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
The Raising of the Young Man of Nain - the Meeting of Life and Death.
2 Samuel 17:8
Moreover, Hushai said, "You know your father and his men, that they are mighty men and they are fierce, like a bear robbed of her cubs in the field. And your father is an expert in warfare, and will not spend the night with the people.
A rebellious man seeks only evil, So a cruel messenger will be sent against him.
When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, The foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.
I will encounter them like a bear robbed of her cubs, And I will tear open their chests; There I will also devour them like a lioness, As a wild beast would tear them.
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