20 Wisdom cries out in the street;
in the squares she raises her voice.
at the entrance of the city gates she speaks:
How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing
and fools hate knowledge?
I will pour out my thoughts to you;
I will make my words known to you.
have stretched out my hand and no one heeded,
and would have none of my reproof,
I will mock when panic strikes you,
and your calamity comes like a whirlwind,
when distress and anguish come upon you.
they will seek me diligently, but will not find me.
and did not choose the fear of the Lord,
and despised all my reproof,
and be sated with their own devices.
and the complacency of fools destroys them;
and will live at ease, without dread of disaster.”
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