Proverbs 9:3
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New Living Translation
She has sent her servants to invite everyone to come. She calls out from the heights overlooking the city.

King James Bible
She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,

Darby Bible Translation
she hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the summits of the high places of the city,

World English Bible
She has sent out her maidens. She cries from the highest places of the city:

Young's Literal Translation
She hath sent forth her damsels, She crieth on the tops of the high places of the city:

Proverbs 9:3 Parallel
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

9:3 Maidens - Her servants to invite the guests, ministers of the word whom he calls maidens for the decency of the parable; for wisdom being compared to a great princess, was fit to be attended upon by maidens. Highest places - From such high seats as those from which judges delivered their sentences, and officers made proclamations.

Proverbs 9:3 Parallel Commentaries

An Analysis of Augustin's Writings against the Donatists.
The object of this chapter is to present a rudimentary outline and summary of all that Augustin penned or spoke against those traditional North African Christians whom he was pleased to regard as schismatics. It will be arranged, so far as may be, in chronological order, following the dates suggested by the Benedictine edition. The necessary brevity precludes anything but a very meagre treatment of so considerable a theme. The writer takes no responsibility for the ecclesiological tenets of the
St. Augustine—writings in connection with the donatist controversy.

The Gospel Feast
"When Jesus then lifted up His eyes, and saw a great company come unto Him, He saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread that these may eat?"--John vi. 5. After these words the Evangelist adds, "And this He said to prove him, for He Himself knew what He would do." Thus, you see, our Lord had secret meanings when He spoke, and did not bring forth openly all His divine sense at once. He knew what He was about to do from the first, but He wished to lead forward His disciples, and to arrest and
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VII

Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Matthew 22:3
When the banquet was ready, he sent his servants to notify those who were invited. But they all refused to come!

Psalm 68:11
The Lord gives the word, and a great army brings the good news.

Proverbs 1:20
Wisdom shouts in the streets. She cries out in the public square.

Proverbs 8:1
Listen as Wisdom calls out! Hear as understanding raises her voice!

Proverbs 8:2
On the hilltop along the road, she takes her stand at the crossroads.

Proverbs 9:14
She sits in her doorway on the heights overlooking the city.

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