Proverbs 17 :12

Proverbs 17 :12 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

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

American King James Version (AKJV)

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

American Standard Version (ASV)

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

Basic English Translation (BBE)

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.

Webster's Revision

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.

English Revised Version (ERV)

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

Definitions for Proverbs 17 :12

Let - To hinder or obstruct.
Meet - Agreeable; fit; proper.

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 17 :12

Let a bear robbed of her whelps - At which times such animals are peculiarly fierce. See the note on 2 Samuel 17:8.

Barnes's Commentary on Proverbs 17 :12

The large brown bear of Syria, in her rage at the loss of her whelps, was to the Israelites the strongest type of brute ferocity. Compare 2 Samuel 17:8; 2 Kings 2:24.

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 17 :12

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