Proverbs 1:30
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English Standard Version
would have none of my counsel and despised all my reproof,

King James Bible
They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.

American Standard Version
They would none of my counsel; They despised all my reproof.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Nor consented to my counsel, but despised all my reproof.

English Revised Version
They would none of my counsel; they despised all my reproof:

Webster's Bible Translation
They rejected my counsel: they despised all my reproof.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The address of Wisdom now takes another course. Between Proverbs 1:23 and Proverbs 1:24 there is a pause, as between Isaiah 1:20 and Isaiah 1:21. In vain Wisdom expects that her complaints and enticements will be heard. Therefore she turns her call to repentance into a discourse announcing judgment.

24 Because I have called, and ye refused;

     Stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;

25 And ye have rejected all my counsel

     And to my reproof have not yielded:

26 Therefore will I also laugh at your calamity,

     Will mock when your terror cometh;

27 When like a storm your terror cometh,

     And your destruction swept on like a whirlwind;

     When distress and anguish cometh upon you.

Commencing with יען (which, like מען, from ענה, to oppose, denotes the intention, but more the fundamental reason or the cause than, as למען, the motive or object), the clause, connected with גּם־אני, ego vicissim, turns to the conclusion. As here יען קראתי (as the word of Jahve) are connected by גּם־אני to the expression of the talio in Isaiah 66:4, so also מאם, with its contrast אבה, Isaiah 1:19. The construction quoniam vocavi et renuistis for quoniam quum vocarem renuistis (cf. Isaiah 12:1) is the common diffuse (zerstreute) Semitic, the paratactic instead of the periodizing style. The stretching out of the hand is, like the "spreading out" in Isaiah 65:2, significant of striving to beckon to the wandering, and to bring them near. Regarding הקשׁיב, viz., אזנו, to make the ear still (R. קש), arrigere, incorrectly explained by Schultens, after the Arab ḳashab, polire, by aurem purgare, vid., Isaiah, p. 257, note.

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Proverbs 1:25 But you have set at nothing all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:

Psalm 81:11 But my people would not listen to my voice; and Israel would none of me.

Psalm 119:111,173 Your testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart...

Jeremiah 8:9 The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: see, they have rejected the word of the LORD; and what wisdom is in them?

Luke 14:18-20 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said to him, I have bought a piece of ground...

Cross References
Psalm 81:11
"But my people did not listen to my voice; Israel would not submit to me.

Proverbs 1:25
because you have ignored all my counsel and would have none of my reproof,

Jeremiah 36:23
As Jehudi read three or four columns, the king would cut them off with a knife and throw them into the fire in the fire pot, until the entire scroll was consumed in the fire that was in the fire pot.

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