New International Version
since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD.
King James Bible
For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
Darby Bible Translation
Because they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of Jehovah;
World English Bible
because they hated knowledge, and didn't choose the fear of Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
Because that they have hated knowledge, And the fear of Jehovah have not chosen.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They hated knowledge - This argues the deepest degree of intellectual and moral depravity.
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. "
Yet they say to God, 'Leave us alone! We have no desire to know your ways.
"How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?
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