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Are you immature? Learn to be mature. Are you foolish? Learn to have sense.
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Hear, for I will speak of great things: and my lips shall be opened to preach right things.
Proverbs 1:22 Turn ye at my reproof: behold I will utter my spirit to you, and will shew you my words.
Proverbs 9:4 Come, eat my bread, and drink the wine which I have mingled for you.
Psalm 19:7 The law of the Lord is unspotted, converting souls: the testimony of the Lord is faithful, giving wisdom to little ones.
Psalm 94:8 Understand, ye senseless among the people: and, you fools, be wise at last.
Isaiah 42:13 The Lord shall go forth as a mighty man, as a man of war shall he stir up zeal: he shall shout and cry: he shall prevail against his enemies.
Isaiah 55:1-3 All you that thirst, come to the waters: and you that have no money make haste, buy, and eat: come ye, buy wine and milk without money, and without any price. . . .
Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, that they may be converted from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a lot among the saints, by the faith that is in me.
1 Corinthians 1:28 And the base things of the world and the things that are contemptible, hath God chosen: and things that are not, that he might bring to nought things that are:
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Know you not that the unjust shall not possess the kingdom of God? Do not err: Neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers: . . .
Revelation 3:17,18 Because thou sayest: I am rich and made wealthy and have need of nothing: and knowest not that thou art wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked. . . .
ContextThe Excellence of Wisdom
…4O little ones understand subtlety, and ye unwise, take notice. 5Hear, for I will speak of great things: and my lips shall be opened to preach right things.6My mouth shall meditate truth, and my lips shall hate wickedness.…
A wise man shall hear, and shall be wiser: and he that understandeth shall possess governments.
Turn ye at my reproof: behold I will utter my spirit to you, and will shew you my words.
But he that shall hear me, shall rest without terror, and shall enjoy abundance, without fear of evils.
Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend, that you may know prudence.
O little ones understand subtlety, and ye unwise, take notice.
The fear of the Lord hateth evil; I hate arrogance, and pride, and every wicked way, and a mouth with a double tongue.
Come, eat my bread, and drink the wine which I have mingled for you.
Additional TranslationsO you simple, learn to be shrewd, and you foolish, gain understanding.O you simple, understand wisdom: and, you fools, be you of an understanding heart.
O ye simple, understand prudence; And, ye fools, be of an understanding heart.
O ye simple, understand subtlety, and ye that are untaught, imbibe knowledge.
O ye simple, understand prudence; and ye foolish, understand sense.
O ye simple, understand subtilty; and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
O ye simple, understand wisdom: and ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
You simple, understand prudence. You fools, be of an understanding heart.
Understand, ye simple ones, prudence, And ye fools, understand the heart,
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