25 Because you have all treated my counsel as nothing and have ignored my reproofs;
26 I will also laugh at your calamity, and I will mock when your fear comes.1
27 When your fear comes as desolation, and your destruction comes as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish comes upon you.
28 Then they shall call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early and diligently, but they shall not find me.
29 Because they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD.
30 They would have none of my counsel; they despised all my reproof.
31 Therefore they shall eat of the fruit of their own way, and be satiated with their own desires.2
32 For the turning away [from my counsel ] of the ignorant shall slay them, and the careless ease of fools will destroy them.
|Proverbs 13:18 |
18 Poverty and shame shall be to him who refuses instruction, but he who welcomes reproof shall be honored.4 [Every man and woman has their day of visitation from the Lord, when He anonymously reasons with us to turn from evil and do right; but we typically ignore His counsel, reproof, and reasonings because we are stubborn and insistent on our own selfish ends.]