Proverbs 1:20-33 NIV

Wisdom’s Rebuke

20 Out in the open wisdom calls aloud, she raises her voice in the public square;

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      21 on top of the walla she cries out, at the city gate she makes her speech:

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        • d 1:21 - Septuagint; Hebrew "/ at noisy street corners"
          22 “How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?

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          23 Repent at my rebuke! Then I will pour out my thoughts to you, I will make known to you my teachings.
          24 But since you refuse to listen when I call and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand,

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          25 since you disregard all my advice and do not accept my rebuke,
          26 I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you; I will mock when calamity overtakes you—

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              27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster 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; they will look for me but will not find me,

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              29 since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD.

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              30 Since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke,

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              31 they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.

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              32 For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them;

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              33 but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.”

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