Proverbs 8:2
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New International Version
At the highest point along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand;

New Living Translation
On the hilltop along the road, she takes her stand at the crossroads.

English Standard Version
On the heights beside the way, at the crossroads she takes her stand;

New American Standard Bible
On top of the heights beside the way, Where the paths meet, she takes her stand;

King James Bible
She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
At the heights overlooking the road, at the crossroads, she takes her stand.

International Standard Version
On top of the highest places along the road she stands where the roads meet.

NET Bible
At the top of the elevated places along the way, at the intersection of the paths she takes her stand;

New Heart English Bible
On the top of high places by the way, where the paths meet, she stands.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For on top of the high places is wisdom; between the roads and upon the side of the paths she stands.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Wisdom] takes its stand on high ground, by the wayside where the roads meet,

JPS Tanakh 1917
In the top of high places by the way, Where the paths meet, she standeth;

New American Standard 1977
On top of the heights beside the way,
            Where the paths meet, she takes her stand;

Jubilee Bible 2000
She stands in the top of high places, by the way at the crossroads of the paths.

King James 2000 Bible
She stands in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.

American King James Version
She stands in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.

American Standard Version
On the top of high places by the way, Where the paths meet, she standeth;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Standing in the top of the highest places by the way, in the midst of the paths.

Darby Bible Translation
On the top of high places by the way, at the cross-paths she taketh her stand.

English Revised Version
In the top of high places by the way, where the paths meet, she standeth;

Webster's Bible Translation
She standeth on the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.

World English Bible
On the top of high places by the way, where the paths meet, she stands.

Young's Literal Translation
At the head of high places by the way, Between the paths she hath stood,
Study Bible
The Excellence of Wisdom
1Does not wisdom call, And understanding lift up her voice? 2On top of the heights beside the way, Where the paths meet, she takes her stand; 3Beside the gates, at the opening to the city, At the entrance of the doors, she cries out:…
Cross References
Proverbs 9:3
She has sent out her maidens, she calls From the tops of the heights of the city:

Proverbs 9:14
She sits at the doorway of her house, On a seat by the high places of the city,
Treasury of Scripture

She stands in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.

(2) She standeth in the top of high places.--i.e., in the higher parts of the city, where her voice will best be heard.

By the way . . .--She goes everywhere where she may find the greatest concourse of people, "God not being willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance" (2Peter 3:9). So the apostles made large centres of population such as Antioch, Ephesus, or Corinth, the headquarters of their missionary enterprise.

Verse 2. - She standeth in the top of high places, by the way. She takes her stand, not in thievish corners of the streets, like the harlot, but in the most open and elevated parts of the city, where she may be best seen and heard by all who pass by (see Proverbs 1:21, and note there). In the places of the paths; i.e. where many paths converge, and where people meet from different quarters. She standeth in the top of high places,.... To be both seen and heard, for which reason Christ went up into a mountain and preached, Matthew 5:1;

by the way; the roadside, to instruct and direct passengers as they go along, to show them the right way, and caution them against taking wrong ways; so did Christ, Matthew 16:6;

in the places of the paths; or, "between the paths" (s); where more ways than one met together, and so difficult to know which was the right path to take; here Christ stands in the ministry of the word to direct, and says, "this is the way, walk ye in it", Isaiah 30:21; and as there are many ways which are proposed to men to walk in, some of open profaneness and impiety, and others that have a show of religion and devotion, but both lead men wrong; the ministers of Christ show, and he by them, the way of salvation, and how to avoid such as lead to destruction, Acts 16:17.

(s) "in mediis semitis", V. L. "inter semitas", Tigurine version, Baynus; so some in Vatablus; "in mediis compitis", Schultens; to the Targum, Sept. and Arabic versions. 8:1-11 The will of God is made known by the works of creation, and by the consciences of men, but more clearly by Moses and the prophets. The chief difficulty is to get men to attend to instruction. Yet attention to the words of Christ, will guide the most ignorant into saving knowledge of the truth. Where there is an understanding heart, and willingness to receive the truth in love, wisdom is valued above silver and gold.
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