Proverbs 1:20-23 NIV

Warning Against Rejecting Wisdom

20 Wisdom calls aloud1 in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares;

References for Proverbs 1:20

      21 at the head of the noisy streetsa she cries out, in the gateways of the city she makes her speech:

      References for Proverbs 1:21

        • c 1:21 - Hebrew; Septuagint "/ on the tops of the walls"
          22 "How long will you simple onesb2 love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate3 knowledge?

          References for Proverbs 1:22

            • d 1:22 - The Hebrew word rendered "simple" in Proverbs generally denotes one without moral direction and inclined to evil.
              23 If you had responded to my rebuke, I would have poured out my heart to you and made my thoughts known to you.