Proverbs 1:20
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New International Version
Out in the open wisdom calls aloud, she raises her voice in the public 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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Wisdom crieth - Here wisdom is again personified, as it is frequently, throughout this book; where nothing is meant but the teachings given to man, either by Divine revelation or the voice of the Holy Spirit in the heart. And this voice of wisdom is opposed to the seducing language of the wicked mentioned above. This voice is everywhere heard, in public, in private, in the streets, and in the house. Common sense, universal experience, and the law of justice written on the heart, as well as the law of God, testify against rapine and wrong of every kind.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

wisdom

Matthew 13:54 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said...

Luke 11:49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:

1 Corinthians 1:24,30 But to them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God...

Colossians 2:3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

crieth

Proverbs 8:1-5 Does not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice...

Proverbs 9:3 She has sent forth her maidens: she cries on the highest places of the city,

John 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come to me, and drink.

Library
A Young Man's Best Counsellor
'The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; 2. To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; 3. To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; 4. To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion, 5. A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: 6. To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. 7.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

A Preface to the Reader.
The Sum of the Preface. 1-8. Objections before and since the author's death made against the publishing of this doctrine. 9-10. The first objection: Because the knowledge and practice of it belongs to few: answered. 11-15. A second objection, viz. Because suspicion may be given to Catholics of pretending to new illuminations, prejudicial to the doctrine of faith and rules of life established in the Church: answered largely, and the contrary demonstrated. 16-20. What illuminations are here meant,
Ven. F. Augustine Baker—Holy Wisdom: or, Directions for the Prayer of Contemplation

How the Obstinate and the Fickle are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 19.) Differently to be admonished are the obstinate and the fickle. The former are to be told that they think more of themselves than they are, and therefore do not acquiesce in the counsels of others: but the latter are to be given to understand that they undervalue and disregard themselves too much, and so are turned aside from their own judgment in successive moments of time. Those are to be told that, unless they esteemed themselves better than the rest of men, they would by no
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

How Christ is the Way in General, "I am the Way. "
We come now to speak more particularly to the words; and, first, Of his being a way. Our design being to point at the way of use-making of Christ in all our necessities, straits, and difficulties which are in our way to heaven; and particularly to point out the way how believers should make use of Christ in all their particular exigencies; and so live by faith in him, walk in him, grow up in him, advance and march forward toward glory in him. It will not be amiss to speak of this fulness of Christ
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

Cross References
Proverbs 1:21
on top of the wall she cries out, at the city gate she makes her speech:

Proverbs 8:1
Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice?

Proverbs 9:3
She has sent out her servants, and she calls from the highest point of the city,

Jeremiah 19:2
and go out to the Valley of Ben Hinnom, near the entrance of the Potsherd Gate. There proclaim the words I tell you,

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