New American Standard Bible
"O naive ones, understand prudence; And, O fools, understand wisdom.
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,
Proverbs 8:5 Parallel
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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 naive, To the youth knowledge and discretion,
"How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing And fools hate knowledge?
"For the waywardness of the naive will kill them, And the complacency of fools will destroy them.
The wise will inherit honor, But fools display dishonor.
"To you, O men, I call, And my voice is to the sons of men.
"I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, And I find knowledge and discretion.
"Whoever is naive, let him turn in here!" To him who lacks understanding she says,
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