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

  • Michael C.
    Hi, Lisa; There are wonderful prayers in the Bible, for us to know what we should ask for, and how; Psalm 119 (e.g.) and the Epistles are a good place to start. As we read, and pray about what we read, we gain understanding. He gave us this whole big Bible, full of knowledge and understanding, for all we need to know in this life; and to prepare ourselves for meeting Him, for the day of eternity.
  • Hakeem kazeem
    Comment*Tank u sir
    I understand that God use our problem to turn us back to him and he as promise to gave. us holy spirit.

  • Esther.a
    God bless me when i read proverbs1 it is the word
  • Michael C.
    Dear Valarie - The Lord has called you by name, and chosen you for Salvation. There are many prayers in the Bible; they were written for us to learn how to pray. Psalm 119 has great prayers for understanding, as also the Epistles of Paul; (Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians). Feed on the Scriptures; "Write them down, pray them in, and work them out!" We live by every word of God. He gives us life.
  • Valarie Garland
    I've been Seeking God and the real truth for years. and I still have a hard time understanding all that i read and what I've learned. please help me pray for understanding.

    Thank You Brother's and Sister's
  • Michael C.
    Isaac, the Lord Jesus loves you and He has many things to show you.We understand only by His Spirit, which inspired the holy Prophets and Apostles to write the Bible.That's why we need the Holy Spirit, to give us understanding and lead us in walking in the truth.God teaches us knowledge and causes us to grow little by little over time and by doing all He says. Get to know your Bible

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