Study BibleWisdom Calls Aloud
…21in the main concourse she cries aloud, at the city gates she makes her speech: 22“Howlong,O simple ones,will you lovesimplicity?How long will scoffersdelightin their scornand foolshateknowledge?23If you had repented at my rebuke, then surely I would have poured out my spirit on you; I would have made my words known to you.…
Berean Study Bible · Download
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, or set foot on the path of sinners, or sit in the seat of mockers.
to impart prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young--
in the main concourse she cries aloud, at the city gates she makes her speech:
For they hated knowledge and chose not to fear the LORD.
For the waywardness of the simple will slay them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them.
and you will say, "How I hated discipline, and my heart despised reproof!
I saw among the simple, I noticed among the youths, a young man lacking judgment,
O you simple, learn to be shrewd, and you foolish, gain understanding.
"Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!" To him who lacks judgment she says:
Proud, Arrogant, and Mocker are the names of him who acts with excessive pride.
The prudent see danger and take cover, but the simple keep going and suffer the consequences.
Wash the evil from your heart, O Jerusalem, so that you may be saved. How long will you harbor wicked thoughts within you?
Your adulteries and lustful neighings, your shameless prostitution on the hills and in the fields--I have seen your detestable acts. Woe to you, O Jerusalem! How long will you remain unclean?"
Treasury of Scripture
How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?
And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me.
And the LORD said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?
And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,
Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, …
Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?
Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.
A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.
A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction…
And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;
For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
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