“Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.”
King James Version (KJV)
9:4 Simple - Ignorant, and weak.
9:7 A former - He shews whom he meant by the foolish, ver.#6|, even scorners and wicked men, and presses his last advice of forsaking them because there was no good, but hurt to be got from them.
9:8 A scorner - An obstinate and incorrigible sinner.