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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' Notes 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 Notes on Proverbs 17:12

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