Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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

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 calls at the head of noisy places. At the entrance of the city gates, she utters her words: 22 "How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? How long will mockers delight themselves in mockery, and fools hate knowledge? 23 Turn at my reproof. Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you. I will make known my words to you.


Cross References

Psalm 1:1

Blessed is the man who doesn't walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers;

Proverbs 1:29

because they hated knowledge, and didn't choose the fear of Yahweh.

Proverbs 5:12

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

Exodus 10:3

Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and said to him, "This is what Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews, says: 'How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? Let my people go, that they may serve me.

Exodus 16:28

Yahweh said to Moses, "How long do you 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 children of Israel, which they murmur against me.

Job 34:7

What man is like Job, who drinks scorn like water,

Psalm 94:8

Consider, you senseless among the people; you fools, when will you be wise?

Proverbs 1:4

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

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of knowledge; but the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 3:34

Surely he mocks the mockers, but he gives grace to the humble.

Proverbs 6:9

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

Proverbs 7:7

I saw among the simple ones. I discerned among the youths a young man void of understanding,

Proverbs 8:5

You simple, understand prudence. You fools, be of an understanding heart.

Proverbs 9:4-6

"Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!" As for him who is void of understanding, she says to him,

Proverbs 9:16-18

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

Proverbs 14:6

A scoffer seeks wisdom, and doesn't find it, but knowledge comes easily to a discerning person.

Proverbs 15:12

A scoffer doesn't love to be reproved; he will not go to the wise.

Proverbs 19:29

Penalties are prepared for scoffers, and beatings for the backs of fools.

Proverbs 21:11

When the mocker is punished, the simple gains wisdom. When the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.

Matthew 9:13

But you go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,' for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."

Matthew 11:29-30

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

Matthew 17:17

Jesus answered, "Faithless and perverse generation! How long will I be with you? How long will I bear with you? Bring him here to me."

Matthew 23:37

"Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets, and stones those who are sent to her! How often I would have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you would not!

Luke 19:42

saying, "If you, even you, had known today the things which belong to your peace! But now, they are hidden from your eyes.

John 3:20

For everyone who does evil hates the light, and doesn't come to the light, lest his works would be exposed.

2 Peter 3:3

knowing this first, that in the last days mockers will come, walking after their own lusts,

Revelation 22:17

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

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