New American Standard Bible
Wisdom shouts in the street, She lifts her voice in the square;
King James Bible
Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:
Darby Bible Translation
Wisdom crieth without; she raiseth her voice in the broadways;
World English Bible
Wisdom calls aloud in the street. She utters her voice in the public squares.
Young's Literal Translation
Wisdom in an out-place crieth aloud, In broad places she giveth forth her voice,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Wisdom is personified. In the Hebrew the noun is a feminine plural, as though this Wisdom were the queen of all wisdoms, uniting in herself all their excellences. She lifts up her voice, not in solitude, but in the haunts of men "without," i. e., outside the walls, in the streets, at the highest point of all places of concourse, in the open space of the gates where the elders meet and the king sits in judgment, in the heart of the city itself Proverbs 1:21; through sages, lawgivers, teachers, and yet more through life and its experiences, she preaches to mankind. Socrates said that the fields and the trees taught him nothing, but that he found the wisdom he was seeking in his converse with the men whom he met as he walked in the streets and agora of Athens.
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At the head of the noisy streets she cries out; At the entrance of the gates in the city she utters her sayings:
Does not wisdom call, And understanding lift up her voice?
She has sent out her maidens, she calls From the tops of the heights of the city:
"Then go out to the valley of Ben-hinnom, which is by the entrance of the potsherd gate, and proclaim there the words that I tell you,
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