Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

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?

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 crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, 22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? 23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.


Cross References

Psalm 1:1

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

Proverbs 1:29

For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

Proverbs 5:12

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

Exodus 10:3

And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me.

Exodus 16:28

And the LORD said unto Moses, How long refuse ye 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, which they murmur against me.

Job 34:7

What man is like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water?

Psalm 94:8

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

Proverbs 1:4

To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 3:34

Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.

Proverbs 6:9

How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

Proverbs 7:7

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

Proverbs 8:5

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

Proverbs 9:4-6

Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

Proverbs 9:16-18

Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

Proverbs 14:6

A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.

Proverbs 15:12

A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto 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 receiveth knowledge.

Matthew 9:13

But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Matthew 11:29-30

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

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? bring him hither to me.

Matthew 23:37

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

Luke 19:42

Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.

John 3:20

For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

2 Peter 3:3

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

Revelation 22:17

And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

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