"How long will you simple ones1 love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate2 knowledge?
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If you had responded to my rebuke, I would have poured out my heart to you and made my thoughts known to you.
But since you rejected3 me when I called4 and no one gave heed5 when I stretched out my hand,
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since you ignored all my advice and would not accept my rebuke,
I in turn will laugh6 at your disaster;7 I will mock8 when calamity overtakes you9--
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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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"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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Since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD,13
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since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke,14
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they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.15
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For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them;16
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