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

  • Bobby
    Psalm 019;14 applies, Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be example in word and in truth .
  • Felicia
    Proverbs chapter 1 should be read by our children! It gives them great instruction to follow!
  • Ras Allen
    Solomon begins with the importance of applying wisdom and respect for the most high Jah.
  • Irene123
    V. 4 - I had th'ot for a long time the word 'simple' referred to what we call mentally challenged. It's not that at all, nor was it a person that corrected me, it was the Lord Himself; He does that for us; He is so wonderful, but to get back - simple refers to a mind uncluttered with worldly - junk, and pre-conceived ideas of God and His Word.
  • Peter
    2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
    I got it right this time. This is the verse that I like. It is psalm, I also like psalm 23 a lot; and I thought that there was one proverb that I liked a lot. Oh yes I know what happen, I was right, this is my favourite proverb. but I was looking for the verse above and so I c what happened. FunnyLOLhaHa
  • Peter
    I don't know how I made the mistake but it the next proverb that i frequently read and love; not that i don't also love or like this one, it is just that I like the other one better maybe I like to think and or i just think that I do think of God's word day and night. I think that i do but I don' dwell on it because I still have to do other things and they are all good or Okay I suppose;

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