Out in the open wisdom calls aloud, she raises her voice in the public square;
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on top of the wall she cries out, at the city gate she makes her speech:
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“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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Repent at my rebuke! Then I will pour out my thoughts to you, I will make known to you my teachings.
But since you refuse to listen when I call and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand,
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since you disregard all my advice and do not accept my rebuke,
I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you; I will mock when calamity overtakes you—
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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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“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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since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD.
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Since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke,
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they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.
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For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them;
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but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.”
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