“How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing And fools hate knowledge?
How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the Lord.
And you say, “How I have hated instruction! And my heart spurned reproof!
Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said to him, “Thus says the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, ‘How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me? Let My people go, that they may serve Me.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “ How long do you refuse to keep My commandments and My instructions?
“How long shall I bear with this evil congregation who are grumbling against Me? I have heard the complaints of the sons of Israel, which they are making against Me.
“What man is like Job, Who drinks up derision like water,
Pay heed, you senseless among the people; And when will you understand, stupid ones?
To give prudence to the naive, To the youth knowledge and discretion,
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Though He scoffs at the scoffers, Yet He gives grace to the afflicted.
How long will you lie down, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?
And I saw among the naive, And discerned among the youths A young man lacking sense,
“O naive ones, understand prudence; And, O fools, understand wisdom.
“ Whoever is naive, let him turn in here!” To him who lacks understanding she says,
“ Whoever is naive, let him turn in here,” And to him who lacks understanding she says,
A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, But knowledge is easy to one who has understanding.
A scoffer does not love one who reproves him, He will not go to the wise.
Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And blows for the back of fools.
When the scoffer is punished, the naive becomes wise; But when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.
But go and learn , what this means: ‘ I desire compassion and not sacrifice,’ for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
And Jesus answered and said, “You unbelieving and perverted generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him here to Me.”
“ Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling.
saying, “If you had known in this day, even you, the things which make for peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes.
For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.
Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts,
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.