Proverbs 8:5
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New Living Translation
You simple people, use good judgment. You foolish people, show some understanding.

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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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

8:5 Ye simple - Who want knowledge, and experience. Fools - Wilful sinners.

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Having Said This, when they had Kissed Him...
92. Having said this, when they had kissed him, he lifted up his feet, and as though he saw friends coming to him and was glad because of them--for as he lay his countenance appeared joyful--he died and was gathered to the fathers. And they afterward, according to his commandment, wrapped him up and buried him, hiding his body underground. And no one knows to this day where it was buried, save those two only. But each of those who received the sheepskin of the blessed Antony and the garment worn
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Introduction to Proverbs viii. 22 Continued. Absurdity of Supposing a Son or Word Created in Order to the Creation of Other Creatures; as to the Creation
Chapter XVII.--Introduction to Proverbs viii. 22 continued. Absurdity of supposing a Son or Word created in order to the creation of other creatures; as to the creation being unable to bear God's immediate hand, God condescends to the lowest. Moreover, if the Son a creature, He too could not bear God's hand, and an infinite series of media will be necessary. Objected, that, as Moses who led out the Israelites was a man, so our Lord; but Moses was not the Agent in creation:--again, that unity is found
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Introduction to Proverbs viii. 22 Continued. Contrast Between the Father's Operations Immediately and Naturally in the Son...
Chapter XVIII.--Introduction to Proverbs viii. 22 continued. Contrast between the Father's operations immediately and naturally in the Son, instrumentally by the creatures; Scripture terms illustrative of this. Explanation of these illustrations; which should be interpreted by the doctrine of the Church; perverse sense put on them by the Arians, refuted. Mystery of Divine Generation. Contrast between God's Word and man's word drawn out at length. Asterius betrayed into holding two Unoriginates; his
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Texts Explained; Sixthly...
Chapter XIX.--Texts explained; Sixthly, Proverbs viii. 22. Proverbs are of a figurative nature, and must be interpreted as such. We must interpret them, and in particular this passage, by the Regula Fidei. He created me' not equivalent to I am a creature.' Wisdom a creature so far forth as Its human body. Again, if He is a creature, it is as a beginning of ways,' an office which, though not an attribute, is a consequence, of a higher and divine nature. And it is for the works,' which implied the
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Proverbs 1:4
These proverbs will give insight to the simple, knowledge and discernment to the young.

Proverbs 1:22
"How long, you simpletons, will you insist on being simpleminded? How long will you mockers relish your mocking? How long will you fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 1:32
For simpletons turn away from me--to death. Fools are destroyed by their own complacency.

Proverbs 3:35
The wise inherit honor, but fools are put to shame!

Proverbs 8:4
"I call to you, to all of you! I raise my voice to all people.

Proverbs 8:12
"I, Wisdom, live together with good judgment. I know where to discover knowledge and discernment.

Proverbs 9:4
"Come in with me," she urges the simple. To those who lack good judgment, she says,

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