New International Version
For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them;
King James Bible
For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
Darby Bible Translation
For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of the foolish shall cause them to perish.
World English Bible
For the backsliding of the simple will kill them. The careless ease of fools will destroy them.
Young's Literal Translation
For the turning of the simple slayeth them, And the security of the foolish destroyeth them.
Proverbs 1:32 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For the turning away of the simple - This difficult place seems to refer to such a case as we term turning king's evidence; where an accomplice saves his own life by impeaching the rest of his gang. This is called his turning or repentance, משובה meshubah; and he was the most likely to turn, because he was of the פתים pethayim, seduced or deceived persons. And this evidence was given against them when they were in their prosperity, שלוה shalvah, their security, enjoying the fruits of their depredations; and being thus in a state of fancied security, they were the more easily taken and brought to justice.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryA Young Man's Best Counsellor
'The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; 2. To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; 3. To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; 4. To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion, 5. A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: 6. To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. 7. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
A Preface to the Reader.
How the Obstinate and the Fickle are to be Admonished.
How Christ is the Way in General, "I am the Way. "
"How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?
The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare them; the cords of their sins hold them fast.
You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, set your hearts on it.
But those who fail to find me harm themselves; all who hate me love death."
so I also will choose harsh treatment for them and will bring on them what they dread. For when I called, no one answered, when I spoke, no one listened. They did evil in my sight and chose what displeases me."
Your wickedness will punish you; your backsliding will rebuke you. Consider then and realize how evil and bitter it is for you when you forsake the LORD your God and have no awe of me," declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty.
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