Proverbs 1:22-32; Proverbs 10:21; Proverbs 19:3; Proverbs 19:29; Proverbs 26:3

22  How long, O asimple ones, will you love being simple?

How long will bscoffers delight in their scoffing

and fools chate knowledge?

23  If you turn at my reproof,1

behold, I will dpour out my spirit to you;

I will make my words known to you.

24  eBecause I have called and fyou refused to listen,

have gstretched out my hand and no one has heeded,

25  because you have hignored all my counsel

and iwould have none of my reproof,

26  I also jwill laugh at your calamity;

I will mock when kterror strikes you,

27  when terror strikes you like la storm

and your calamity comes like a whirlwind,

when distress and anguish come upon you.

28  mThen they will call upon me, but I will not answer;

they will seek me diligently but will not find me.

29  Because they chated knowledge

and ndid not choose the fear of the Lord,

30  hwould have none of my counsel

and idespised all my reproof,

31  therefore they shall eat othe fruit of their way,

and have ptheir fill of their own devices.

32  For the simple are killed by qtheir turning away,

and rthe complacency of fools destroys them;


21  The lips of the righteous feed many,

but fools die for hlack of sense.


When a man's folly dbrings his way to ruin,

his heart erages against the Lord.


29  Condemnation is ready for rscoffers,

and xbeating for the backs of fools.


zA whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey,

and aa rod for the back of fools.