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Proverbs 17:12

12  Let a man meet ca she-bear robbed of her cubs

drather than a fool in his folly.

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Proverbs 17:12 — The New International Version (NIV)

12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs

than a fool bent on folly.

Proverbs 17:12 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man,

Rather than a fool in his folly.

Proverbs 17:12 — New Living Translation (NLT)

12 It is safer to meet a bear robbed of her cubs

than to confront a fool caught in foolishness.

Proverbs 17:12 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

12 Let a man meet a bear robbed of her cubs,

Rather than a fool in his folly.

Proverbs 17:12 — New Century Version (NCV)

12 It is better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs

than to meet a fool doing foolish things.

Proverbs 17:12 — American Standard Version (ASV)

12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man,

Rather than a fool in his folly.

Proverbs 17:12 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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

Proverbs 17:12 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

12 Better to meet a bear robbed of its cubs 

than a fool ⸤carried away⸥ with his stupidity. 

Proverbs 17:12 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

12 Better for a man to meet a bear robbed of her cubs

than a fool in his foolishness.

Proverbs 17:12 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 Better to meet a she-bear robbed of its cubs

than to confront a fool immersed in folly.

Proverbs 17:12 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

12 May a man meet a she-bear robbed of offspring

and not a fool in his folly.

Proverbs 17:12 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

12 It is better to meet a bear whose cubs have been stolen

than to meet a foolish person who is acting foolishly.

Proverbs 17:12 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

12 Let a man meet a bear robbed of her cubs,

Rather than a fool in his folly.


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