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“They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.”

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Proverbs 1:30 Translation & Meaning

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They would אָב֥וּ To breathe after, i.e., (figuratively) to be acquiescent would
none לֹא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles none
of my counsel: לַעֲצָתִ֑י Advice; by implication, plan; also prudence counsel
they despised נָ֝אֲצ֗וּ To scorn; or (in Ecclesiastes 12:5), by interchange for H5132, to bloom despised
all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
my reproof. תּוֹכַחְתִּֽי׃ Chastisement; figuratively (by words) correction, refutation, proof (even in defense) reproof

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  • 28  Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:

  • 29  For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord:

  • 30  They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.

  • 31  Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

  • 32  For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.


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