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
    Pro. 10:10, 14; " if sinners entice thee, consent thou not"; " ... let us all have one purse."

    Eph. 4:5; one Lord, one faith, one baptism
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 1:29 FOR THAT THEY HATED KNOWLEDGE AND DID NOT CHOOSE THE FEAR OF THE LORD 1:30 THEY WOULD NONE OF MY COUNSEL THEY DESPISED ALL MY REPROOF 1:31 THEREFORE SHALL THEY EAT OF THE FRUIT OF THEIR OWN WAY AND BE FILLED WITH THEIR OWN DEVICES 1:32 FOR THE TURNINING AWAY OF THE SIMPLE SHALL SLAY THEM AND THE PROSPERITY OF FOOLS SHALL DESTROY THEM
  • Beverley
    I thank Almighty GOD for the book of Proverbs because its a book of wise instructions and the world would be in a better condition if every human being under the plan it earth would take heed to the book I want to encourage everyone to take heed to the word of God so that we escape the wrath which us to come JESUS CHRIST gave his life for all humanity and if one goes to hell we have no excuse
  • Anne
    Parents, please raise your children and don't let the TV, social media, and celebrities do it for you. Don't be afraid to tell them "no" when they ask for something that is not good for them. Chastise them when they are wrong and above all else, let them know that Jesus Christ is The Way, The Truth and The Life. Spend quality time with them and tell them that you love them often. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, so make the most of the time you have with them.
  • Jean (Trebor) Forbes
    BE OBEDIENT TO THE WORD, PRAY, AND LEAN NOT TO YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING, FOR THE FLESH IS WEAK AND WE MUST DAILY STRENGTHEN SELF TO DISCERN
  • Joe Diggs
    Proverbs 1 inclines us to seek wisdom at every turn and capitalize off understanding on convenient terms for our own purposes as opposed to aligning our faith with God's promise. The premise is on being consistent out of gratitude. Understanding it's all a blessing as we live and learn.

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