Proverbs 1:22
How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
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Proverbs 6:9 How long will you sleep, O sluggard? when will you arise out of your sleep?

Exodus 10:3 And Moses and Aaron came in to Pharaoh, and said to him, Thus said the LORD God of the Hebrews...

Exodus 16:28 And the LORD said to Moses, How long refuse you to keep my commandments and my laws?

Numbers 14:27 How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel...

Matthew 17:17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you?...

ye simple

Proverbs 7:7 And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,

Proverbs 9:4-6,16-18 Whoever is simple, let him turn in here: as for him that wants understanding, she said to him...

Psalm 94:8 Understand, you brutish among the people: and you fools, when will you be wise?

Matthew 9:13 But go you and learn what that means, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous...

Matthew 11:29,30 Take my yoke on you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest to your souls...

Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them which are sent to you...

Luke 19:42 Saying, If you had known, even you, at least in this your day...

Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, Come. And let him that is thirsty come. And whoever will...

the scorners

Proverbs 3:34 Surely he scorns the scorners: but he gives grace to the lowly.

Proverbs 14:6 A scorner seeks wisdom, and finds it not: but knowledge is easy to him that understands.

Proverbs 15:12 A scorner loves not one that reproves him: neither will he go to the wise.

Proverbs 19:29 Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.

Proverbs 21:11 When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.

Job 34:7 What man is like Job, who drinks up scorning like water?

Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners...

2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,


Proverbs 1:7,29 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction...

Proverbs 5:12 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

John 3:20 For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

Wisdom Calls Aloud

20Wisdom cries without; she utters her voice in the streets: 21She cries in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she utters her words, saying, 22How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? 23Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit to you, I will make known my words to you. 24Because I have called, and you refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; 25But you have set at nothing all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: 26I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear comes; 27When your fear comes as desolation, and your destruction comes as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish comes on you. 28Then shall they call on me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: 29For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: 30They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. 31Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. 32For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. 33But whoever listens to me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
Parallel Verses
American Standard Version
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? And scoffers delight them in scoffing, And fools hate knowledge?

Douay-Rheims Bible
O children, how long will you love childishness, and fools covet those things which are hurtful to themselves, and the unwise hate knowledge?

Darby Bible Translation
How long, simple ones, will ye love simpleness, and scorners take pleasure in their scorning, and the foolish hate knowledge?

King James Bible
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

Young's Literal Translation
'Till when, ye simple, do ye love simplicity? And have scorners their scorning desired? And do fools hate knowledge?

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