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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Proverbs 1:20 - 33; 9:13 - 18
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   Book of Proverbs
   Chapter 1
1:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares;
 
1:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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at the head of the noisy streets F3 she cries out, in the gateways of the city she makes her speech:
 
1:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"How long will you simple ones F4 love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?
 
1:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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If you had responded to my rebuke, I would have poured out my heart to you and made my thoughts known to you.
 
1:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But since you rejected me when I called and no one gave heed when I stretched out my hand,
 
1:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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since you ignored all my advice and would not accept my rebuke,
 
1:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I in turn will laugh at your disaster; I will mock when calamity overtakes you -
 
1:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you.
 
1:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me.
 
1:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD,
 
1:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke,
 
1:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.
 
1:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them;
 
1:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm."
 
   Chapter 9
9:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The woman Folly is loud; she is undisciplined and without knowledge.
 
9:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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She sits at the door of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city,
 
9:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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calling out to those who pass by, who go straight on their way.
 
9:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Let all who are simple come in here!" she says to those who lack judgment.
 
9:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!"
 
9:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But little do they know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of the grave. F20
 

FOOTNOTES:
F3 Hebrew; Septuagint / on the tops of the walls
F4 The Hebrew word rendered simple in Proverbs generally denotes one without moral direction and inclined to evil.
F20 Hebrew Sheol

 
 

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