Proverbs 1:22 NIV

22 “How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?

References for Proverbs 1:22

Study tools for Proverbs 1:22

  • a 1:4 - The Hebrew word rendered "simple" in Proverbs denotes a person who is gullible, without moral direction and inclined to evil.
  • b 1:6 - Or "understanding a proverb, namely, a parable," / "and the sayings of the wise, their riddles"
  • c 1:7 - The Hebrew words rendered "fool" in Proverbs, and often elsewhere in the Old Testament, denote a person who is morally deficient.
  • d 1:21 - Septuagint; Hebrew "/ at noisy street corners"