“Whoever is naive, let him turn in here!”
To him who lacks understanding she says,
The one who commits adultery with a woman is lacking sense;
He who would destroy himself does it.
“Whoever is naive, let him turn in here,”
And to him who lacks understanding she says,
“O naive ones, understand prudence;
And, O fools, understand wisdom.
At that time Jesus said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants.
The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
The unfolding of Your words gives light;
It gives understanding to the simple.
“How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded?
And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing
And fools hate knowledge?
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,
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.