The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding, Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house, In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night: And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.
O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars: She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table. She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city, Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.
Proverbs 9:13-18Compare to 1 Timothy 6:4. Misery loves company. Compare Prov 9:15 with Prov 7:13-15, 25-27, & Prov 23:27-28.
A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing. For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city, To call passengers who go right on their ways: Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.
Cross Reference: James 1:14-15 & Ephesians 5:12.
The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.
The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
Proverbs 19:2Ignorance can be lethal (Hosea 4:6).
Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.
Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.
When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.
Total Verses: 29
Total Passages: 14