Proverbs 1:19-29 NIV

19 Such is the end of all who go after ill-gotten gain; it takes away the lives of those who get it.1

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Warning Against Rejecting Wisdom

20 Wisdom calls aloud2 in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares;

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

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        • c 1:21 - Hebrew; Septuagint "/ on the tops of the walls"
          22 "How long will you simple onesb3 love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate4 knowledge?

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            • 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.
              24 But since you rejected5 me when I called6 and no one gave heed7 when I stretched out my hand,

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              25 since you ignored all my advice and would not accept my rebuke,
              26 I in turn will laugh8 at your disaster;9 I will mock10 when calamity overtakes you11--

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                  27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster12 sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you.

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                  28 "Then they will call to me but I will not answer;13 they will look for me but will not find me.14

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                  29 Since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD,15

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