Proverbs 1:22 {23}
Good News Translation
"Foolish people! How long do you want to be foolish? How long will you enjoy making fun of knowledge? Will you never learn?

Contemporary English Version
"How much longer will you enjoy being stupid fools? Won't you ever stop sneering and laughing at knowledge?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Turn ye at my reproof: behold I will utter my spirit to you, and will shew you my words.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Turn ye at my reproof: behold I will utter my spirit to you, and will shew you my words.

how

Proverbs 6:9 Thou wilt sleep a little, thou wilt slumber a little, thou wilt fold thy hands a little to sleep:

Exodus 10:3 Therefore Moses and Aaron went in to Pharao, and said to him: Thus saith the Lord God of the Hebrews: How long refusest thou to submit to me? let my people go, to sacrifice to me.

Exodus 16:28 And the Lord said to Moses: How long will you refuse to keep my commandments, and my law?

Numbers 14:27 How long doth this wicked multitude murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel.

Matthew 17:17 And Jesus rebuked him, and the devil went out of him, and the child was cured from that hour.

ye simple

Proverbs 7:7 Who passeth through the street by the corner, and goeth nigh the way of her house,

Proverbs 9:4-6,16-18 Come, eat my bread, and drink the wine which I have mingled for you. . . .

Psalm 94:8 Understand, ye senseless among the people: and, you fools, be wise at last.

Matthew 9:13 Go then and learn what this meaneth, I will have mercy and not sacrifice. For I am not come to call the just, but sinners.

Matthew 11:29,30 Take up my yoke upon you, and learn of me, because I am meek, and humble of heart: And you shall find rest to your souls. . . .

Matthew 23:37 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets and stonest them that are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered together thy children, as the hen doth gather her chickens under her wings, and thou wouldst not?

Luke 19:42 If thou also hadst known, and that in this thy day, the things that are to thy peace: but now they are hidden from thy eyes.

Revelation 22:17 And the spirit and the bride say: Come. And he that heareth, let him say: Come. And he that thirsteth, let him come. And he that will, let him take the water of life, freely.

the scorners

Proverbs 3:34 The wise shall possess glory: the promotion of fools is disgrace.

Proverbs 14:6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: the learning of the wise is easy.

Proverbs 15:12 A corrupt man loveth not one that reproveth him: nor will he go to the wise.

Proverbs 19:29 Judgments are prepared for scorners: and striking hammers for the bodies of fools.

Proverbs 21:11 When a pestilent man is punished, the little one will be wiser: and if he follow the wise, he will receive knowledge.

Job 34:7 What man is there like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water?

Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man who hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the chair of pestilence:

2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first: That in the last days there shall come deceitful scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

fools

Proverbs 1:7,29 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: . . .

Proverbs 5:12 And have not heard the voice of them that taught me, and have not inclined my ear to masters?

John 3:20 For every one that doth evil hateth the light and cometh not to the light, that his works may not be reproved.

Context
Wisdom Calls Aloud
21O children, how long will you love childishness, and fools covet those things which are hurtful to themselves, and the unwise hate knowledge? 22Turn ye at my reproof: behold I will utter my spirit to you, and will shew you my words.23Because I called, and you refused: I stretched out my hand, and there was none that regarded.…
Cross References
Psalm 1:1
Blessed is the man who hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the chair of pestilence:

Proverbs 1:4
A wise man shall hear, and shall be wiser: and he that understandeth shall possess governments.

Proverbs 1:21
O children, how long will you love childishness, and fools covet those things which are hurtful to themselves, and the unwise hate knowledge?

Proverbs 1:29
Nor consented to my counsel, but despised all my reproof.

Proverbs 1:32
But he that shall hear me, shall rest without terror, and shall enjoy abundance, without fear of evils.

Proverbs 5:12
And have not heard the voice of them that taught me, and have not inclined my ear to masters?

Proverbs 7:7
Who passeth through the street by the corner, and goeth nigh the way of her house,

Proverbs 8:5
Hear, for I will speak of great things: and my lips shall be opened to preach right things.

Proverbs 9:4
Come, eat my bread, and drink the wine which I have mingled for you.

Proverbs 21:24
The proud and the arrogant is called ignorant, who in anger worketh pride.

Proverbs 22:3
The prudent man saw the evil, and hid himself: the simple passed on, and suffered loss.

Jeremiah 4:14
Wash thy heart from wickedness, O Jerusalem, that thou mayst be saved: how long shall hurtful thoughts abide in thee?

Jeremiah 13:27
I have seen thy adulteries, and thy neighing, the wickedness of thy fornication: and thy abominations, upon the hills in the field. Woe to thee, Jerusalem, wilt thou not be made clean after me: how long yet?

Additional Translations
“How long, O simple ones, will you love simplicity? How long will scoffers delight in their scorn and fools hate knowledge?How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? And scoffers delight them in scoffing, And fools hate knowledge?

So long as the simple cleave to justice, they shall not be ashamed: but the foolish being lovers of haughtiness, having become ungodly have hated knowledge, and are become subject to reproofs.

How long, simple ones, will ye love simpleness, and scorners take pleasure in their scorning, and the foolish hate knowledge?

How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and scorners delight them in scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

"How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? How long will mockers delight themselves in mockery, and fools hate knowledge?

'Till when, ye simple, do ye love simplicity? And have scorners their scorning desired? And do fools hate knowledge?
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