Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Proverbs 1:22 in English Standard Version "“How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge?" Job 21:14 They say to God, ‘Depart from us! We do not desire the knowledge of your ways. Ps 1:1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; Pr 1:4 to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— Pr 1:29 Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord, Pr 5:12 and you say, “How I hated discipline, and my heart despised reproof!