“O naive ones, understand prudence; And, O fools, understand wisdom.
“How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing And fools hate knowledge?
To give prudence to the naive, To the youth knowledge and discretion,
The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
Pay heed, you senseless among the people; And when will you understand, stupid ones?
“ Whoever is naive, let him turn in here!” To him who lacks understanding she says,
The Lord will go forth like a warrior, He will arouse His zeal like a man of war. He will utter a shout, yes, He will raise a war cry. He will prevail against His enemies.
“Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk Without money and without cost.
to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.’
and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are,
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals,
Because you say, “ I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked,