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Proverbs 1:20-33 World English Bible (WEB)

20 Wisdom calls aloud in the street.
    She utters her voice in the public squares.
21 She calls at the head of noisy places.
    At the entrance of the city gates, she utters her words:
22 “How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity?
    How long will mockers delight themselves in mockery,
    and fools hate knowledge?
23 Turn at my reproof.
    Behold,[a] I will pour out my spirit on you.
    I will make known my words to you.
24 Because I have called, and you have refused;
    I have stretched out my hand, and no one has paid attention;
25 but you have ignored all my counsel,
    and wanted none of my reproof;
26 I also will laugh at your disaster.
    I will mock when calamity overtakes you;
27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm,
    when your disaster comes on like a whirlwind;
    when distress and anguish come on you.
28 Then will they call on me, but I will not answer.
    They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me;
29 because they hated knowledge,
    and didn’t choose the fear of Yahweh.
30 They wanted none of my counsel.
    They despised all my reproof.
31 Therefore they will eat of the fruit of their own way,
    and be filled with their own schemes.
32 For the backsliding of the simple will kill them.
    The careless ease of fools will destroy them.
33 But whoever listens to me will dwell securely,
    and will be at ease, without fear of harm.”

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 1:23 “Behold”, from “הִנֵּה”, means look at, take notice, observe, see, or gaze at. It is often used as an interjection.
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Proverbs 1:20-33 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Wisdom Warns

20 Wisdom shouts in the street,
She [a]lifts her voice in the square;
21 At the head of the noisy streets she cries out;
At the entrance of the gates in the city she utters her sayings:
22 “How long, O [b]naive ones, will you love [c]being simple-minded?
And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing
And fools hate knowledge?
23 “Turn to my reproof,
Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you;
I will make my words known to you.
24 “Because I called and you refused,
I stretched out my hand and no one paid attention;
25 And you neglected all my counsel
And did not want my reproof;
26 I will also laugh at your calamity;
I will mock when your dread comes,
27 When your dread comes like a storm
And your calamity comes like a whirlwind,
When distress and anguish come upon you.
28 “Then they will call on me, but I will not answer;
They will seek me diligently but they will not find me,
29 Because they hated knowledge
And did not choose the fear of the Lord.
30 “They would not accept my counsel,
They spurned all my reproof.
31 “So they shall eat of the fruit of their own way
And be satiated with their own devices.
32 “For the waywardness of the [d]naive will kill them,
And the complacency of fools will destroy them.
33 “But he who listens to me shall [e]live securely
And will be at ease from the dread of evil.”

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 1:20 Lit gives
  2. Proverbs 1:22 Lit simple ones
  3. Proverbs 1:22 Or naivete
  4. Proverbs 1:32 Lit simple ones
  5. Proverbs 1:33 Lit dwell
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Proverbs 9:13-18 World English Bible (WEB)

13 The foolish woman is loud,
    Undisciplined, and knows nothing.
14 She sits at the door of her house,
    on a seat in the high places of the city,
15 To call to those who pass by,
    who go straight on their ways,
16 “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here.”
    as for him who is void of understanding, she says to him,
17 “Stolen water is sweet.
    Food eaten in secret is pleasant.”
18 But he doesn’t know that the departed spirits are there,
    that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 9:18 Sheol is the place of the dead.
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Proverbs 9:13-18 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

13 The [a]woman of folly is boisterous,
She is [b]naive and knows nothing.
14 She sits at the doorway of her house,
On a seat by the high places of the city,
15 Calling to those who pass by,
Who are making their paths straight:
16 Whoever is [c]naive, let him turn in here,”
And to him who lacks [d]understanding she says,
17 “Stolen water is sweet;
And bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”
18 But he does not know that the [e]dead are there,
That her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 9:13 Or foolish woman
  2. Proverbs 9:13 Lit simple
  3. Proverbs 9:16 Lit simple
  4. Proverbs 9:16 Lit heart
  5. Proverbs 9:18 Lit departed spirits
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