New Living Translation
You simple people, use good judgment. You foolish people, show some understanding.
King James Bible
O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
Darby Bible Translation
O ye simple, understand prudence; and ye foolish, understand sense.
World English Bible
You simple, understand prudence. You fools, be of an understanding heart.
Young's Literal Translation
Understand, ye simple ones, prudence, And ye fools, understand the heart,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:5 Ye simple - Who want knowledge, and experience. Fools - Wilful sinners.
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These proverbs will give insight to the simple, knowledge and discernment to the young.
"How long, you simpletons, will you insist on being simpleminded? How long will you mockers relish your mocking? How long will you fools hate knowledge?
For simpletons turn away from me--to death. Fools are destroyed by their own complacency.
The wise inherit honor, but fools are put to shame!
"I call to you, to all of you! I raise my voice to all people.
"I, Wisdom, live together with good judgment. I know where to discover knowledge and discernment.
"Come in with me," she urges the simple. To those who lack good judgment, she says,
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