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Conceited people can never become wise, but intelligent people learn easily.
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A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: the learning of the wise is easy.
Proverbs 18:2 A fool receiveth not the words of prudence: unless thou say those things which are in his heart.
Proverbs 26:12 Hast thou seen a man wise in his own conceit? there shall be more hope of a fool than of him.
Isaiah 8:20 To the law rather, and to the testimony. And if they speak not according to this word, they shall not have the morning light.
Jeremiah 8:9 The wise men are confounded, they are dismayed, and taken: for they have cast away the word of the Lord, and there is no wisdom in them.
Matthew 6:22,23 The light of thy body is thy eye. If thy eye be single, thy whole body shall be lightsome. . . .
Matthew 11:25-27 At that time Jesus answered and said: I confess to thee, O Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to little ones. . . .
Romans 1:21-28 Because that, when they knew God, they have not glorified him as God or given thanks: but became vain in their thoughts. And their foolish heart was darkened. . . .
Romans 9:31,32 But Israel, by following after the law of justice, is not come unto the law of justice. . . .
1 Corinthians 3:18,19 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seem to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. . . .
1 Corinthians 8:2 And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he hath not yet known as he ought to know.
2 Peter 3:3-5 Knowing this first: That in the last days there shall come deceitful scoffers, walking after their own lusts, . . .
Proverbs 8:9 Receive my instruction, and not money: choose knowledge rather than gold.
Proverbs 17:24 Wisdom shineth in the face of the wise: the eyes of fools are in the ends of the earth.
Psalm 119:18,98-100 Open thou my eyes: and I will consider the wondrous things of thy law. . . .
Matthew 13:11,12 Who answered and said to them: Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven: but to them it is not given. . . .
James 1:5 But if any of you want wisdom, let him ask of God who giveth to all men abundantly and upbraideth not. And it shall be given him.
ContextThe Wise Woman
…5A faithful witness will not lie: but a deceitful witness uttereth a lie. 6A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: the learning of the wise is easy.7Go against a foolish man, and he knoweth not the lips of prudence.…
He shall understand a parable and the interpretation, the words of the wise, and their mysterious sayings.
Receive my instruction, and not money: choose knowledge rather than gold.
A faithful witness will not lie: but a deceitful witness uttereth a lie.
Go against a foolish man, and he knoweth not the lips of prudence.
Wisdom is too high for a fool; in the gate he shall not open his mouth.
Additional TranslationsA mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.A scorner seeks wisdom, and finds it not: but knowledge is easy to him that understands.
A scoffer seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not; But knowledge is easy unto him that hath understanding.
Thou shalt seek wisdom with bad men, and shalt not find it; but discretion is easily available with the prudent.
A scorner seeketh wisdom, and there is none [for him]; but knowledge is easy unto the intelligent.
A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that hath understanding.
A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy to him that understandeth.
A scoffer seeks wisdom, and doesn't find it, but knowledge comes easily to a discerning person.
A scorner hath sought wisdom, and it is not, And knowledge to the intelligent is easy.
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