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 Bible
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
Darby Bible Translation
How long, simple ones, will ye love simpleness, and scorners take pleasure in their scorning, and the foolish 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?
Young's Literal Translation
'Till when, ye simple, do ye love simplicity? And have scorners their scorning desired? And do fools hate knowledge?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Compare the Psalm 1:1 note.
(1) The "simple," literally, "open," i. e. fatally open to evil;
(2) the "scorners," mocking at all good;
(3) lastly, the "fools" in the sense of being hardened, obstinate, perverse, hating the knowledge they have rejected.
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How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
To give prudence to the naive, To the youth knowledge and discretion,
At the head of the noisy streets she cries out; At the entrance of the gates in the city she utters her sayings:
Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the LORD.
"For the waywardness of the naive will kill them, And the complacency of fools will destroy them.
And you say, "How I have hated instruction! And my heart spurned reproof!
And I saw among the naive, And discerned among the youths A young man lacking sense,
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