Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Prophecies of Proverbs 1:22-31

The Prophecies of Proverbs 1:22-31



“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?

23 Come and listen to my counsel.
I’ll share my heart with you
and make you wise.

24 “I called you so often, but you wouldn’t come.
I reached out to you, but you paid no attention.

You ignored my advice
and rejected the correction I offered.

26 So I will laugh when you are in trouble!
I will mock you when disaster overtakes you—
27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm,
when disaster engulfs you like a cyclone,
and anguish and distress overwhelm you.

28 “When they cry for help, I will not answer.
Though they anxiously search for me, they will not find me.

For they hated knowledge
and chose not to fear the LORD.

30 They rejected my advice
and paid no attention when I corrected them.

Therefore, they must eat the bitter fruit of living their own way,
choking on their own schemes.

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