Proverbs 1:20-31

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Wisdom’s Rebuke 20Out in the open wisdom calls aloud, she raises her voice in the public square;

21on top of the wall Septuagint; Hebrew / at noisy street corners she cries out, at the city gate she makes her speech:

22“How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?

23Repent at my rebuke! Then I will pour out my thoughts to you, I will make known to you my teachings.

24But since you refuse to listen when I call and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand,

25since you disregard all my advice and do not accept my rebuke,

26I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you; I will mock when calamity overtakes you—

27when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you.

28“Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me,

29since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD .

30Since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke,

31they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.