Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? And scoffers delight them in scoffing, and fools hate knowledge?

New American Standard Bible

“How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded?
And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing
And fools hate knowledge?

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

“How long, foolish ones, will you love ignorance?
How long will you mockers enjoy mocking
and you fools hate knowledge?

International Standard Version

"You naive ones, how long will you love naivety And how long will scoffers delight in scoffing or fools hate knowledge?"

American Standard Version

How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? And scoffers delight them in scoffing, And fools hate knowledge?

Amplified


“How long, O naive ones [you who are easily misled], will you love being simple-minded and undiscerning?
How long will scoffers [who ridicule and deride] delight in scoffing,
How long will fools [who obstinately mock truth] hate knowledge?

Bible in Basic English

How long, you simple ones, will foolish things be dear to you? and pride a delight to the haters of authority? how long will the foolish go on hating knowledge?

Darby Translation

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

Julia Smith Translation

How long, ye simple, will ye love simplicity? and mockers delight to mock for them, and the foolish hate knowledge?

King James 2000

How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scoffers delight in their scoffing, and fools hate knowledge?

Lexham Expanded Bible

"{How long}, O simple ones, will you love simplicity? And [how long] will scoffers delight in their scoffing, and fools hate knowledge?

Modern King James verseion

How long will you love simplicity, simple ones? And will scorners delight in their scorning? And will fools hate knowledge?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"O ye children, how long will ye love childishness? How long will the scorners delight in scorning, and the unwise be enemies unto knowledge?

NET Bible

"How long will you simpletons love naivet?? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?

New Heart English Bible

"How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? How long will mockers delight themselves in mockery, and fools hate knowledge?

The Emphasized Bible

How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and, scoffers, in scoffing, delight them? and, dullards, hate knowledge?

Webster

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

World English Bible

"How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? How long will mockers delight themselves in mockery, and fools hate knowledge?

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
פּתאי פּתי פּתי 
P@thiy 
Usage: 19

will ye love
אהב אהב 
'ahab 
Usage: 212

פּתאי פּתי פּתי 
P@thiy 
Usage: 19

and the scorners
לוּץ 
Luwts 
Usage: 27

חמד 
Chamad 
Usage: 30

לצון 
Latsown 
Usage: 3

and fools
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

שׂנא 
Sane' 
Usage: 145

References

Context Readings

The Call Of Lady Wisdom

21 She cries in the chief place of concourse, at the entrance of the gates, in the city. She utters her words: 22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? And scoffers delight them in scoffing, and fools hate knowledge? 23 Turn back at my reproof. Behold, I will pour out my spirit upon you. I will make my words known to you.


Cross References

Psalm 1:1

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers,

Proverbs 1:29

because they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of LORD.

Proverbs 5:12

and say, How I have hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof.

Exodus 10:3

And Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and said to him, Thus says LORD, the God of the Hebrews, How long will thou refuse to humble thyself before me? Let my people go, that they may serve me.

Exodus 16:28

And LORD said to Moses, How long do ye refuse to keep my commandments and my laws?

Numbers 14:27

How long [shall I bear] with this evil congregation that murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the sons of Israel, which they murmur against me.

Job 34:7

What man is like Job, who drinks up scorning like water,

Psalm 94:8

Consider, ye brutish among the people, and ye fools, when will ye be wise?

Proverbs 1:4

to give prudence to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion,

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of LORD is the beginning of knowledge. The foolish despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 3:34

Surely {the Lord is opposed to the arrogant (LXX/NT)}, but he gives grace to the lowly.

Proverbs 6:9

How long will thou sleep, O sluggard? When will thou arise out of thy sleep?

Proverbs 7:7

and I beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding

Proverbs 8:5

O ye simple, understand prudence, and, ye fools, be of an understanding heart.

Proverbs 9:4-6

He who is simple, let him turn in here. As for him who is void of understanding, she says to him,

Proverbs 9:16-18

He who is simple, let him turn in here. And as for him who is void of understanding, she says to him,

Proverbs 14:6

A scoffer seeks wisdom, and [finds it] not, but knowledge is easy to him who has understanding.

Proverbs 15:12

A scoffer does not like to be reproved. He will not go to the wise.

Proverbs 19:29

Judgments are prepared for scoffers, and stripes for the back of fools.

Proverbs 21:11

When a scoffer is punished, a simple man is made wise, and when a wise man is instructed, he receives knowledge.

Matthew 9:13

But after going, learn what this means, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners for repentance.

Matthew 11:29-30

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, because I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye will find rest for your souls.

Matthew 17:17

And having answered, Jesus said, O faithless and perverted generation, how long will I be with you? How long will I endure you? Bring him here to me.

Matthew 23:37

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets, and stones those who have been sent to her. How often I wanted to gathered thy children together the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and ye would not.

Luke 19:42

saying, If thou knew, even thou, indeed even in this thy day, the things for thy peace. But now they are hidden from thine eyes.

John 3:20

For every man who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, so that his works may not be exposed.

2 Peter 3:3

Knowing this first, that there will come at the end of the days, scoffers, proceeding according to their own desires,

Revelation 22:17

And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And he who hears, let him say, Come. And he who is thirsty, let him come. He who desires, let him take the water of life freely.

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