American Standard Version
O ye simple, understand prudence; And, ye fools, be of an understanding heart.
King James Bible
O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
Darby Bible Translation
O ye simple, understand prudence; and ye foolish, understand sense.
World English Bible
You simple, understand prudence. You fools, be of an understanding heart.
Young's Literal Translation
Understand, ye simple ones, prudence, And ye fools, understand the heart,
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Library"But Whereunto Shall I Liken this Generation?"
Matth. xi. 16.--"But whereunto shall I liken this generation?" When our Lord Jesus, who had the tongue of the learned, and spoke as never man spake, did now and then find a difficulty to express the matter herein contained. "What shall we do?" The matter indeed is of great importance, a soul matter, and therefore of great moment, a mystery, and therefore not easily expressed. No doubt he knows how to paint out this to the life, that we might rather behold it with our eyes, than hear it with our …
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The Invitation of Wisdom. --Prov. viii.
His Name --The Counsellor
Of the Decrees of God.
To give prudence to the simple, To the young man knowledge and discretion:
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? And scoffers delight them in scoffing, And fools hate knowledge?
For the backsliding of the simple shall slay them, And the careless ease of fools shall destroy them.
The wise shall inherit glory; But shame shall be the promotion of fools.
Unto you, O men, I call; And my voice is to the sons of men.
I wisdom have made prudence my dwelling, And find out knowledge and discretion.
Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: As for him that is void of understanding, she saith to him,
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