New International Version
At the highest point along 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.
Darby Bible Translation
On the top of high places by the way, at the cross-paths she taketh her stand.
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,
Proverbs 8:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In the places of the paths - בית נתיבת נצבה beith nethiboth nitstsabah, "The constituted house of the paths." Does not this mean the house of public worship? the tabernacle or temple, which stands a center to the surrounding villages, the paths from all the parts leading to and terminating at it? In such a place, where the holy word of God is read or preached, there in a particular manner does wisdom cry, and understanding lift up her voice. There are the warnings, the precepts, and the promises of eternal truth; there the bread of God is broken to his children, and thither they that will may come and take the water of life freely.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance.'--PROVERBS viii. 21. The word here rendered 'substance' is peculiar. Indeed, it is used in a unique construction in this passage. It means 'being' or 'existence,' and seems to have been laid hold of by the Hebrew thinkers, from whom the books commonly called 'the Wisdom Books' come, as one of their almost technical expressions. 'Substance' may be used in our translation in its philosophical meaning as the supposed reality underlying appearances, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Fragrant Spices from the Mountains of Myrrh. "Thou Art all Fair, My Love; There is no Spot in Thee. " --Song of Solomon iv. 7.
Of the Council of Antioch and what was done There against the Holy Meletius.
A String of Pearls
She has sent out her servants, and she calls from the highest point of the city,
She sits at the door of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city,
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