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The End of Wisdom

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PROVERBS 1:20-33





The beginning of wisdom (1:1-7)

The benefits of wisdom (1:8-9)

The alternative to wisdom (1:10-19)

The call of wisdom (1:20-23)

The end of wisdom (1:24-33)



Here we have the call of two women (they’re given female form), the call of Folly and the call of Wisdom.


I. Christ’s Call (v20-21)


`Hl'(Aq !TeîTi tAbªxor>B'÷ hN"ro+T' #WxåB; tAmk.x'â  WTT Proverbs 1:20

Proverbs 1:20 Wisdom calls aloud outside; she raises her voice in the public places:

ry[iªB' ~yrIï['v. yxeÞt.piB. ar"ïq.Tiñ tAY©miho varoïB.  WTT Proverbs 1:21

`rme(ato h'yr<ïm'a]

Proverbs 1:21 She cries in the noisiest places, at the city gates [lit. at the doors of the gates in the city] she speaks her words,

II. Christ’s Challenge (v.22)

!Acl'â ~yciªlew> ytip,î Wbñh]aeT.( é~yIt'P. Ÿyt;äm'-d[;  WTT Proverbs 1:22

`t[;d")-Wan>f.yI ~yliªysik.W÷ ~h,_l' Wdåm.x'

Proverbs 1:22 How long, you deceived ones, will you love being deceived? How long will mockers desire mocking, and the ignorant hate knowledge?

III. Christ’s Compassion (v.23)

yxi_Wr ~k,äl' h['yBiäa; hNEÜhi yTiîx.k;Atñl.( WbWvªT'  WTT Proverbs 1:23

`~k,(t.a, yr:åb'd> h['ydIßAa

Proverbs 1:23 If you will turn at my rebuke, behold I will pour out my spirit on you, I will make my words known to you.

WbWvªT' bwv verb qal imperfect 2nd person masculine plural   2340.0 bWv (shûb) (re)turn. (2340a) hb'Wv (shûbâ) retirement, withdrawal (Isa 30:15).
h['yBiäa; [bn verb hiphil imperfect 1st person common singular cohortative in both form and meaning   1287.0 [b;n' (n¹ba±) pour, gush forth. (1287a) [;WBm; (mabbû±a) spring of water (Eccl 12:6; Isa 35:7; Isa 49:10).
h['ydIßAa [dy verb hiphil imperfect 1st person common singular cohortative in both form and meaning  

`byvi(q.m; !yaeäw> ydIªy"÷ ytiyjiîn" Wnae_m'T.w: ytiar"q'â ![;y:å  WTT Proverbs 1:24

IV. Christ’s Clock (v.24-30)


Proverbs 1:24 Because I called, and you refused; I stretched out my hand, and no one paid attention.

`~t,(ybia] al{å yTiªx.k;Atw>÷ yti_c'[]-lk' W[ïr>p.Tiw:  WTT Proverbs 1:25

Proverbs 1:25 But rather you ignored all my advice, and would not accept my reproof:

                                                                  `~k,(D>x.p; aboåB. g[;ªl.a,÷ qx'_f.a, ~k,äd>yaeB. ynIa]â-~G:  WTT Proverbs 1:26

Proverbs 1:26 I also will laugh at your disaster; I will mock when your terror comes;

~k,d>yaew>â) ~k,ªD>x.P; ŸÎh“a'Avk.Ð ¿hw"a]v;k.À aboÜB.  WTT Proverbs 1:27

`hq")Wcw> hr"ïc' ~k,ªyle[]÷ aboïB. ht,_a/y< hp'äWsK.

Proverbs 1:27 When your fear comes as devastastion, and your destruction comes like a whirlwind; when distress and trouble comes upon you.

al{åw> ynIn>rUªx]v;y>÷ hn<+[/a,( al{åw> ynIn>aur"q.yIâ za'ä  WTT Proverbs 1:28


Proverbs 1:28 Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; they will seek me earnestly, but they will not find me:

`Wrx'(b' al{å hw"©hoy>÷ ta;îr>yIw> t[;d"+ Wan>f"å-yKi tx;T;â  WTT Proverbs 1:29


Proverbs 1:29 Because they hated knowledge, and they did not choose the fear of the LORD:

`yTi(x.k;AT-lK' Wcªa]n"÷ yti_c'[]l; Wbïa'-al{  WTT Proverbs 1:30

Proverbs 1:30 They would have none of my advice: they despised all my rebukes.

V. Christ’s Condemnation (v.31-32)

`W[B'(f.yI ~h,äytecoß[]MomiW* ~K'_r>d: yrIåP.mi Wlk.ayOw>â)  WTT Proverbs 1:31


Proverbs 1:31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own plans.

                                                                           ~yliäysiK. tw:ßl.v;w> ~gE+r>h;T;( ~yIåt'P. tb;äWvm. yKiÛ  WTT Proverbs 1:32


Proverbs 1:32 For the turning away of the deceived will slay them, and the prosperity of fools will destroy them.

VI. Christ’s Comfort (v.33)

p `h['(r" dx;P;îmi !n:©a]v;w>÷ xj;B,_-!K'v.yI yliâ [;(meävow>  WTT Proverbs 1:33

Proverbs 1:33 But whoever listens to me will dwell safely and at ease and without fear of harm.

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