Parallel Verses

Amplified

How long, O simple ones [open to evil], will you love being simple? And the scoffers delight in scoffing and [self-confident] 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?"

A Conservative Version

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

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?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and the fools 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 at the head of the noisy intersections [in the chief gathering places]; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks: 22 How long, O simple ones [open to evil], will you love being simple? And the scoffers delight in scoffing and [self-confident] fools hate knowledge? 23 If you will turn (repent) and give heed to my reproof, behold, I [ Wisdom] will pour out my spirit upon you, I will make my words known to you.


Cross References

Psalm 1:1

Blessed (happy, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather.

Proverbs 1:29

Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord,

Proverbs 5:12

And you say, How I hated instruction and discipline, and my heart despised reproof!

Exodus 10:3

So 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.

Exodus 16:28

The Lord said to Moses, How long do you [people] refuse to keep My commandments and My laws?

Numbers 14:27

How long will this evil congregation murmur against Me? I have heard the complaints the Israelites murmur against Me.

Job 34:7

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

Psalm 94:8

Consider and understand, you stupid ones among the people! And you [self-confident] fools, when will you become wise?

Proverbs 1:4

That prudence may be given to the simple, and knowledge, discretion, and discernment to the youth -- "

Proverbs 1:7

The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning and the principal and choice part of knowledge [its starting point and its essence]; but fools despise skillful and godly Wisdom, instruction, and discipline.

Proverbs 3:34

Though He scoffs at the scoffers and scorns the scorners, yet He gives His undeserved favor to the low [in rank], the humble, and the afflicted.

Proverbs 6:9

How long will you sleep, O sluggard? When will you arise out of your sleep?

Proverbs 7:7

And among the simple (empty-headed and emptyhearted) ones, I perceived among the youths a young man void of good sense,

Proverbs 8:5

O you simple and thoughtless ones, understand prudence; you [self-confident] fools, be of an understanding heart.

Proverbs 9:4-6

Whoever is simple (easily led astray and wavering), let him turn in here! As for him who lacks understanding, [God's] Wisdom says to him,

Proverbs 9:16-18

Whoever is simple (wavering and easily led astray), let him turn in here! And as for him who lacks understanding, she says to him,

Proverbs 14:6

A scoffer seeks Wisdom in vain [for his very attitude blinds and deafens him to it], but knowledge is easy to him who [being teachable] understands.

Proverbs 15:12

A scorner has no love for one who rebukes him; neither will he go to the wise [for counsel].

Proverbs 19:29

Judgments are prepared for scoffers, and stripes for the backs of [self-confident] fools.

Proverbs 21:11

When the scoffer is punished, the fool gets a lesson in being wise; but men of [godly] Wisdom and good sense learn by being instructed.

Matthew 9:13

Go and learn what this means: I desire mercy [that is, readiness to help those in trouble] and not sacrifice and sacrificial victims. For I came not to call and invite [to repentance] the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with God), but sinners (the erring ones and all those not free from sin).

Matthew 11:29-30

Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest ( relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls.

Matthew 17:17

And Jesus answered, O you unbelieving ( warped, wayward, rebellious) and thoroughly perverse generation! How long am I to remain with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to Me.

Matthew 23:37

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, murdering the prophets and stoning those who are sent to you! How often would I have gathered your children together as a mother fowl gathers her brood under her wings, and you refused!

Luke 19:42

Exclaiming, Would that you had known personally, even at least in this your day, the things that make for peace (for freedom from all the distresses that are experienced as the result of sin and upon which your peace -- "your security, safety, prosperity, and happiness -- "depends)! But now they are hidden from your eyes.

John 3:20

For every wrongdoer hates (loathes, detests) the Light, and will not come out into the Light but shrinks from it, lest his works (his deeds, his activities, his conduct) be exposed and reproved.

2 Peter 3:3

To begin with, you must know and understand this, that scoffers (mockers) will come in the last days with scoffing, [people who] walk after their own fleshly desires

Revelation 22:17

The [Holy] Spirit and the bride (the church, the true Christians) say, Come! And let him who is listening say, Come! And let everyone come who is thirsty [who is painfully conscious of his need of those things by which the soul is refreshed, supported, and strengthened]; and whoever [earnestly] desires to do it, let him come, take, appropriate, and drink the water of Life without cost.

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