Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Proverbs 17:12 in English Standard Version "Let a man meet a she-bear robbed of her cubs rather than a fool in his folly." 2Sa 17:8 Hushai said, “You know that your father and his men are mighty men, and that they are enraged, like a bear robbed of her cubs in the field. Besides, your father is expert in war; he will not spend the night with the people. Pr 27:3 A stone is heavy, and sand is weighty, but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both. Ho 13:8 I will fall upon them like a bear robbed of her cubs; I will tear open their breast, and there I will devour them like a lion, as a wild beast would rip them open.