Proverbs 1:4; Proverbs 1:32; Proverbs 7:7; Proverbs 8:5; Proverbs 9:4; Proverbs 9:16; Proverbs 14:15; Proverbs 19:25; Proverbs 21:11; Proverbs 22:3

to give prudence to cthe simple,

knowledge and ddiscretion to the youth

32  For the simple are killed by qtheir turning away,

and rthe complacency of fools destroys them;

and I have seen among nthe simple,

I have perceived among the youths,

a young man olacking sense,

O rsimple ones, learn sprudence;

O tfools, learn sense.

eWhoever is simple, let him turn in here!

fTo him who lacks sense she says,

16  yWhoever is simple, let him turn in here!

And to him who lacks sense she says,

15  zThe simple believes everything,

but the prudent gives thought to his steps.

25  qStrike ra scoffer, and the simple will slearn prudence;

treprove a man of understanding, and he will gain knowledge.

11  When oa scoffer is punished, the simple becomes wise;

when a wise man is instructed, he gains knowledge.

sThe prudent sees danger and hides himself,

but the simple go on and suffer for it.