characters as the simple (ytp),7 the scoffer (Cl),8 the
stupid fellow (lysk),9 the fool (lyvx),10 the sluggard
(lcf)11 and the madman (hlhltm)12 may pose the hazard of enmity.
Wisdom cries aloud in the street; in the markets she raises her voice; on the top of the walls she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks:
"How long, 0 simple ones (Mytp), will you love being simple? How long will scoffers (Mycl) delight in their scoff ( ) and fools (Mylysk) hate knowledge?
Give heed to my reproof; behold, I will pour out my thoughts to you; I will make my words known to you. Because I have called and you refused to listen, have stretched out my hand and no one has heeded, and you have ignored all my counsel and would have none of my reproof,
I also will laugh (qHwx) at your calamity; I will mock (gflx) when panic strikes you,
when panic strikes you like a storm, and your calamity comes like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you.
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Prov. 1:29-31 (cf. v. 22). 1:29-31 (cf. v. 22). 1:22, 29-31; 10:18, 23; 15:2, 2,0; 18:2, 7; 26:5;
cf. Mylysk tvlw in 1:32; Mylysk tlvx in 14:8; tvlysk twx in 9:13. 12:15; 14:9; 15:5; cf. tlvx hmz in 24:9. 10