New American Standard Bible
Does not wisdom call, And understanding lift up her voice?
King James Bible
Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?
Darby Bible Translation
Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding give forth her voice?
World English Bible
Doesn't wisdom cry out? Doesn't understanding raise her voice?
Young's Literal Translation
Doth not wisdom call? And understanding give forth her voice?
Proverbs 8:1 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A companion picture to that in Proverbs 7, and serving in some measure to generalize and idealize it. Wisdom also calls Proverbs 8:5 to the "simple" and the "fools," and they have to choose between her voice and that of the temptress.
Library"But Whereunto Shall I Liken this Generation?"
Matth. xi. 16.--"But whereunto shall I liken this generation?" When our Lord Jesus, who had the tongue of the learned, and spoke as never man spake, did now and then find a difficulty to express the matter herein contained. "What shall we do?" The matter indeed is of great importance, a soul matter, and therefore of great moment, a mystery, and therefore not easily expressed. No doubt he knows how to paint out this to the life, that we might rather behold it with our eyes, than hear it with our …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
The Invitation of Wisdom. --Prov. viii.
His Name --The Counsellor
Of the Decrees of God.
1 Corinthians 1:24
but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
Wisdom shouts in the street, She lifts her voice in the square;
At the head of the noisy streets she cries out; At the entrance of the gates in the city she utters her sayings:
She has sent out her maidens, she calls From the tops of the heights of the city:
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