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Proverbs 1:22

    Proverbs 1:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? And scoffers delight them in scoffing, And fools hate knowledge?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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?

    Webster's Revision

    How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? And scoffers delight them in scoffing, And fools hate knowledge?

    World English Bible

    "How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? How long will mockers delight themselves in mockery, and fools hate knowledge?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and scorners delight them in scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 1:22

    Ye simple ones - פתים pethayim, ye who have been seduced and deceived. See on Proverbs 1:4 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 1:22

    Compare the Psalm 1:1 note.

    (1) The "simple," literally, "open," i. e. fatally open to evil;

    (2) the "scorners," mocking at all good;

    (3) lastly, the "fools" in the sense of being hardened, obstinate, perverse, hating the knowledge they have rejected.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 1:22

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