Proverbs 1:21-31 NIV

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 onesb1 love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate2 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 rejected3 me when I called4 and no one gave heed5 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 laugh6 at your disaster;7 I will mock8 when calamity overtakes you9--

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              27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster10 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;11 they will look for me but will not find me.12

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              29 Since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD,13

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              30 since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke,14

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              31 they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.15

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