Proverbs 1:22
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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?

Proverbs 1:22 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke'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

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.

Library
A 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.
The Sum of the Preface. 1-8. Objections before and since the author's death made against the publishing of this doctrine. 9-10. The first objection: Because the knowledge and practice of it belongs to few: answered. 11-15. A second objection, viz. Because suspicion may be given to Catholics of pretending to new illuminations, prejudicial to the doctrine of faith and rules of life established in the Church: answered largely, and the contrary demonstrated. 16-20. What illuminations are here meant,
Ven. F. Augustine Baker—Holy Wisdom: or, Directions for the Prayer of Contemplation

How the Obstinate and the Fickle are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 19.) Differently to be admonished are the obstinate and the fickle. The former are to be told that they think more of themselves than they are, and therefore do not acquiesce in the counsels of others: but the latter are to be given to understand that they undervalue and disregard themselves too much, and so are turned aside from their own judgment in successive moments of time. Those are to be told that, unless they esteemed themselves better than the rest of men, they would by no
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

How Christ is the Way in General, "I am the Way. "
We come now to speak more particularly to the words; and, first, Of his being a way. Our design being to point at the way of use-making of Christ in all our necessities, straits, and difficulties which are in our way to heaven; and particularly to point out the way how believers should make use of Christ in all their particular exigencies; and so live by faith in him, walk in him, grow up in him, advance and march forward toward glory in him. It will not be amiss to speak of this fulness of Christ
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

Cross References
Psalm 1:1
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,

Proverbs 1:4
for giving prudence to those who are simple, knowledge and discretion to the young--

Proverbs 1:21
on top of the wall she cries out, at the city gate she makes her speech:

Proverbs 1:29
since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD.

Proverbs 1:32
For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them;

Proverbs 5:12
You will say, "How I hated discipline! How my heart spurned correction!

Proverbs 7:7
I saw among the simple, I noticed among the young men, a youth who had no sense.

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