New International Version
"How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ye simple ones - פתים pethayim, ye who have been seduced and deceived. See on Proverbs 1:4 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryA Young Man's Best Counsellor
'The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; 2. To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; 3. To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; 4. To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion, 5. A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: 6. To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. 7. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
A Preface to the Reader.
How the Obstinate and the Fickle are to be Admonished.
How Christ is the Way in General, "I am the Way. "
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,
for giving prudence to those who are simple, knowledge and discretion to the young--
on top of the wall she cries out, at the city gate she makes her speech:
since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD.
For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them;
You will say, "How I hated discipline! How my heart spurned correction!
I saw among the simple, I noticed among the young men, a youth who had no sense.
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