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I saw among the young men one without sense,
How long, you simple ones, will foolish things be dear to you? and pride a delight to the haters of authority? how long will the foolish go on hating knowledge?
To make the simple-minded sharp, and to give the young man knowledge, and serious purpose:
The simple man has faith in every word, but the man of good sense gives thought to his footsteps.
The sharp man sees the evil and takes cover: the simple go straight on and get into trouble.
The law of the Lord is good, giving new life to the soul: the witness of the Lord is certain, giving wisdom to the foolish.
Become expert in reason, O you simple ones; you foolish ones, take training to heart.
Whoever is simple, let him come in here; and to him who has no sense, she says:
He who takes another man's wife is without all sense: he who does it is the cause of destruction to his soul.
Give up the simple ones and have life, and go in the way of knowledge.
Whoever is simple, let him come in here: and to him who is without sense, she says: