Proverbs 1:29
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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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They hated knowledge - This argues the deepest degree of intellectual and moral depravity.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

that

Proverbs 1:22 How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 5:12 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

Job 21:14,15 Therefore they say to God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of your ways...

Psalm 50:16,17 But to the wicked God said, What have you to do to declare my statutes, or that you should take my covenant in your mouth...

Isaiah 27:11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire...

Isaiah 30:9-12 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD...

John 3:20 For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

Acts 7:51-54 You stiff necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do you...

not

Luke 10:42 But one thing is needful: and Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Hebrews 11:25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;

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
Job 21:14
Yet they say to God, 'Leave us alone! We have no desire to know your ways.

Proverbs 1:22
"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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