Better for a person to encounter a bear deprived of her cubs
than to encounter a fool in his foolishness. Bible

“person.” The word “person” is iysh (#0376 אִישׁ), which most literally refers to a man, but it can also be used to refer to men and women, and it makes sense to translate it in a gender-neutral way in this context (see commentary on Prov. 2:12, “the one”).

Commentary for: Proverbs 17:12