Mouth And Lips Of Fools
6 The lips of fools bring them strife,
and their mouths invite a beating.
7 The mouths of fools are their undoing,
and their lips are a snare to their very lives.
The words of fools bring:
a snare to their very lives
The words of fools are a threat
to their safety and their very lives.
Lips And Hearts
7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge,
but the hearts of fools are not upright.
The wise spread their knowledge.
The fools have none to spread.
How long will you who are simple love your simple ways?
20 Out in the open wisdom calls aloud,
she raises her voice in the public square;
21 on top of the wall 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?
Wisdom calls out these 3:
The Simple who love their simple ways.
The Mockers who delight in their sham.
The Fools who hate knowledge.
An Unruly Woman Delivers The Senseless
To The Realm Of The Dead.
13 Folly is an unruly woman;
she is simple and knows nothing.
14 She sits at the door of her house,
on a seat at the highest point of the city,
15 calling out to those who pass by,
who go straight on their way,
16 “Let all who are simple come to my house!”
To those who have no sense she says,
17 “Stolen water is sweet;
food eaten in secret is delicious!”
18 But little do they know that the dead are there,
that her guests are deep in the realm of the dead.
Folly is an unruly woman, simple and ignorant.
Her promises send stupid fools to their deaths.