How long, ye simple, will ye love simplicity? and mockers delight to mock for them, and the foolish hate knowledge?
Happy the man who went not in the counsel of the unjust, and he stood not in the way of the sinful, and sat not in the seat of those scoffing.
For that they hated knowledge, and chose not the fear of Jehovah:
And thou saidst, How did I hate instruction, and my heart despise reproofs
And Moses will come, and Aaron, to Pharaoh, and they will say to him, Thus said Jehovah the God of the Hebrews, Until long didst thou refuse to humble thyself from before me. Send forth my people and they shall serve me.
And Jehovah will say to Moses, How long refused ye to watch my commands and my law?
How long for this evil assembly, that they are murmuring against me? the murmurings of the sons of Israel which they are murmuring against me, I heard.
To give craftiness to the simple, and to the youth, knowledge and meditation.
The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge: the foolish despised wisdom and instruction.
How long, O slothful one, wilt thou lie down? when wilt thou rise from thy sleep?
And I shall see among the simple, I shall perceive among the sons a youth wanting heart,
Who the simple, he shall turn aside here: he wanting heart, she said to him,
Who is simple, he shall turn aside here: and he wanting heart, and she said to him,
In punishing him mocking, the simple shall become wise: and in instruction to the wise one he will take knowledge.
And having gone, learn what is this, I wish mercy, and not sacrifice: for I came not to call the just, but the sinful to repentance.
Lift up my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am meek and humble in heart; and ye shall find rest to your souls.
And Jesus, having answered, said, O faithless and perverted generation, how long shall I be with you how long shall I endure you? bring him here to me.
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, killing the prophets, and stoning those sent to her; how often did I wish to gather thy children together, which manner a bird gathers together her young broods under the wings, and ye would not!
Saying, That if thou knewest, also thou, and also in this thy day, the things for thy peace! and now have they been hid from thine eyes.
For every one doing bad things hates the light, and he comes not to the light, lest his works should be rebuked.
Knowing this first, that in the last of the days shall mockers come for deceiving, going according to their own eager desires,