Proverbs 1:22
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English Standard Version
“How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge?

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
O children, how long will you love childishness, and fools covet those things which are hurtful to themselves, and the unwise hate knowledge?

English Revised Version
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and scorners delight them in scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

Webster's Bible Translation
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 1:22 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The first argument to enforce the warning:

For their feet run to the evil,

And hasten to shed blood.

That this is their object they make no secret (Proverbs 1:11.); but why is it that such an object as this should furnish no ground of warning against them, especially as on this beginning the stamp of that which is morally blamable is here impressed with לרע? Besides, this circular movement of the thoughts is quite after the manner of this poet; and that Proverbs 1:16 is his style, Proverbs 6:18 shows. The want of this distich (Proverbs 1:16 equals Romans 3:15) in lxx B. א. weighs heavier certainly than the presence of it in lxx A. (Procop., Syro-Hezap.), since the translation is not independent, but is transferred from Isaiah 59:7; but if for the first time, at a later period, it is supplied in the lxx, yet it has the appearance of an addition made to the Hebr. text from Isaiah 59:7 (Hitzig, Lagarde); cf. Comm. on Isaiah, 40-66. לשׁפּך is always pointed thus; for, as a regular rule, after ל as well as מ sa llew s the aspiration disappears; but in Ezekiel 17:17 בּשׁפּך is also found, and in this case (cf. at Psalm 40:15) the punctuation is thus inconsequent.

Proverbs 1:22 Parallel Commentaries

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how

Proverbs 6:9 How long will you sleep, O sluggard? when will you arise out of your sleep?

Exodus 10:3 And Moses and Aaron came in to Pharaoh, and said to him, Thus said the LORD God of the Hebrews...

Exodus 16:28 And the LORD said to Moses, How long refuse you 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...

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?...

ye simple

Proverbs 7:7 And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,

Proverbs 9:4-6,16-18 Whoever is simple, let him turn in here: as for him that wants understanding, she said to him...

Psalm 94:8 Understand, you brutish among the people: and you fools, when will you be wise?

Matthew 9:13 But go you and learn what that means, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous...

Matthew 11:29,30 Take my yoke on you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest to your souls...

Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them which are sent to you...

Luke 19:42 Saying, If you had known, even you, at least in this your day...

Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, Come. And let him that is thirsty come. And whoever will...

the scorners

Proverbs 3:34 Surely he scorns the scorners: but he gives grace to the lowly.

Proverbs 14:6 A scorner seeks wisdom, and finds it not: but knowledge is easy to him that understands.

Proverbs 15:12 A scorner loves not one that reproves him: neither will he go to 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 receives knowledge.

Job 34:7 What man is like Job, who drinks up scorning like water?

Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners...

2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

fools

Proverbs 1:7,29 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction...

Proverbs 5:12 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

John 3:20 For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

Cross References
Psalm 1:1
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;

Proverbs 1:4
to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth--

Proverbs 1:21
at the head of the noisy streets she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks:

Proverbs 1:29
Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD,

Proverbs 1:32
For the simple are killed by their turning away, and the complacency of fools destroys them;

Proverbs 5:12
and you say, "How I hated discipline, and my heart despised reproof!

Proverbs 7:7
and I have seen among the simple, I have perceived among the youths, a young man lacking sense,

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