The Call of Wisdom
o Wisdom calls aloud outside;
She raises her voice in the open squares.
She cries out in the chief concourses,
At the openings of the gates in the city
She speaks her words:
"How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity?
For scorners delight in their scorning,
And fools hate knowledge.
Turn at my rebuke;
Surely p I will pour out my spirit on you;
I will make my words known to you.
q Because I have called and you refused,
I have stretched out my hand and no one regarded,
Because you r disdained all my counsel,
And would have none of my rebuke,
s I also will laugh at your calamity;
I will mock when your terror comes,
When t your terror comes like a storm,
And your destruction comes like a whirlwind,
When distress and anguish come upon you.
"Then u they will call on me, but I will not answer;
They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me.
Because they v hated knowledge
And did not w choose the fear of the LORD,
x They would have none of my counsel
And despised my every rebuke.
Therefore y they shall eat the fruit of their own way,
And be filled to the full with their own fancies.
For the turning away of the simple will slay them,
And the complacency of fools will destroy them;
But whoever listens to me will dwell z safely,
And a will be secure, without fear of evil."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Does not wisdom cry out, And understanding lift up her voice?
She has sent out her maidens, She cries out from the highest places of the city.
On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.
Until the Spirit is poured upon us from on high, And the wilderness becomes a fruitful field, And the fruitful field is counted as a forest.
And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions.
But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
Therefore I will number you for the sword, And you shall all bow down to the slaughter; Because, when I called, you did not answer; When I spoke, you did not hear, But did evil before My eyes, And chose that in which I do not delight.
So will I choose their delusions, And bring their fears on them; Because, when I called, no one answered, When I spoke they did not hear; But they did evil before My eyes, And chose that in which I do not delight.
And now, because you have done all these works," says the LORD, "and I spoke to you, rising up early and speaking, but you did not hear, and I called you, but you did not answer.
But they refused to heed, shrugged their shoulders, and stopped their ears so that they could not hear.
Because they rebelled against the words of God, And despised the counsel of the Most High.
But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the will of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.
He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The LORD shall hold them in derision.
The fear of the wicked will come upon him, And the desire of the righteous will be granted.
When the whirlwind passes by, the wicked is no more, But the righteous has an everlasting foundation.
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How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? For scorners delight in their scorning, And fools hate knowledge.
Let Your hand become my help, For I have chosen Your precepts.
But My people would not heed My voice, And Israel would have none of Me.
Because you disdained all my counsel, And would have none of my rebuke.
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Proverbs 3:24 - 26
When you lie down, you will not be afraid; Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet.
He will not be afraid of evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.