How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour. (For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins…)
…The turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. (For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.)
P.S: O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart. (If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.)
Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
(Proverbs 14:9, Proverbs 1:22 – Hebrews 10:26, Proverbs 1:32 – 2 Peter 2:20 , Proverbs 8:5 – James 1:5, Matthew 13:9)