(Proverbs 1:32 KJV) For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
If I can maintain the focus, this month I am going to be seeking out places where my reference NASB has an alternate translation in the margin. Sometimes it designates it “literally” or just says “or.” The older translations use the literal more often than the modern ones. I often find that the literal translation is a great word picture and if the translators would just give us that, the Holy Spirit can do the rest.
But I assume that serious believers have their minds engaged and are seeking wisdom.
Which brings us to the marginal note of the day, which you won’t need in the KJV because it already talks about the “simple” (6612). The NASB has “naive” (6612a). This word is used three times in the first chapter of Proverbs so it must have something to do with wisdom or the lack of it. I think that the old “simple” is better because it is stronger. The point of this verse is that being simple is dangerous. Read that verse again. Don’t try to get too subtle. Look at the simple warning.
So? Seek wisdom. Be open to the teaching of the Holy Spirit. God expects us to make use of the resources He has made available.