Proverbs 1:22

“How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

How long, ye simple ones, will ye loue simplicitie? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fooles hate knowledge?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing And fools hate knowledge?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? And scoffers delight them in scoffing, And fools hate knowledge?
- American Standard Version (1901)

How long, you simple ones, will foolish things be dear to you? and pride a delight to the haters of authority? how long will the foolish go on hating knowledge?
- Basic English Bible

How long, simple ones, will ye love simpleness, and scorners take pleasure in their scorning, and the foolish hate knowledge?
- Darby Bible

How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
- Webster's Bible

How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? How long will mockers delight themselves in mockery, and fools hate knowledge?
- World English Bible

`Till when, ye simple, do ye love simplicity? And have scorners their scorning desired? And do fools hate knowledge?
- Youngs Literal Bible

'How long, ye thoughtless, will ye love thoughtlessness? And how long will scorners delight them in scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 1:22


1:22 Scoffers - That scoff at religion and contemn the word and faithful ministers of God.


Discussion for Proverbs 1

  • Irene123
    To Frances on Pro. ch.1 - I hope you read Acts ch. 2 also )Acts 2:37-38 - :men and brethren, what shall we do? .....................)
  • FRANCES
    I read Proverbs daily It's my life line.
  • Gwenie Day
    i truly Love the Holy words of the Lord,the book of Proverbs is such wisdom and knowledge i wish i learned it before it had been showed me,thank you Jesus.fore the New Baby in Christ,please keep seeking you won't go wrong,Pray for strength in Gods Holy Words.Keep your Faith,God Bless you all
  • Randy McClarity
    I'm a babe in Christ but I'm gaining wisdom from proverbs daily
  • Abdul malik
    Proverbs was the first book in the bible I ever tread, I took notes from each chapter. I copied each verse that I felt was meant for me. I teach the inmates at my job to do the same. My Love for God grows daily1
  • Mark
    The Book of proverbs is wisdom and instruction,,it will warn you from the ways of evil,,

    thanks to God and God bless us all,,

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