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

New Living Translation
Listen as Wisdom calls out! Hear as understanding raises her voice!

English Standard Version
Does not wisdom call? Does not understanding raise her voice?

Berean Standard Bible
Does not wisdom call out, and understanding raise her voice?

King James Bible
Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?

New King James Version
Does not wisdom cry out, And understanding lift up her voice?

New American Standard Bible
Does not wisdom call, And understanding raise her voice?

NASB 1995
Does not wisdom call, And understanding lift up her voice?

NASB 1977
Does not wisdom call, And understanding lift up her voice?

Amplified Bible
Does not wisdom call, And understanding lift up her voice?

Christian Standard Bible
Doesn’t wisdom call out? Doesn’t understanding make her voice heard?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Doesn’t Wisdom call out? Doesn’t Understanding make her voice heard?

American Standard Version
Doth not wisdom cry, And understanding put forth her voice?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of this, wisdom preaches, and understanding will answer you.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou shalt proclaim wisdom, that understanding may be obedient to thee.

Contemporary English Version
With great understanding, Wisdom is calling out

Douay-Rheims Bible
Doth not wisdom cry aloud, and prudence put forth her voice ?

Good News Translation
Listen! Wisdom is calling out. Reason is making herself heard.

International Standard Version
Isn't wisdom calling out; isn't understanding raising her voice?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Doth not wisdom call, And understanding put forth her voice?

Literal Standard Version
Does wisdom not call? And understanding give forth her voice?

New American Bible
Does not Wisdom call, and Understanding raise her voice?

NET Bible
Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice?

New Revised Standard Version
Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice?

New Heart English Bible
Doesn't wisdom cry out? Doesn't understanding raise 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?

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Excellence of Wisdom
1Does not wisdom call out, and understanding raise her voice? 2On the heights overlooking the road, at the crossroads she takes her stand.…

Cross References
1 Corinthians 1:24
but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

Proverbs 1:20
Wisdom calls out in the street, she lifts her voice in the square;

Proverbs 1:21
in the main concourse she cries aloud, at the city gates she makes her speech:

Proverbs 9:3
She has sent out her maidservants; she calls out from the heights of the city.


Treasury of Scripture

Does not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?











VIII.

(n). Fourteenth Discourse:--The Praise of Wisdom (Proverbs 8)

(1) Doth not wisdom cry?--See above on Proverbs 1:20. In contrast with the secret allurements of Vice under the cover of night, is here represented the open invitation of Wisdom. (Comp. John 18:20 : "I spake openly to the world . . . and in secret have I said nothing.")

Verses 1-36. - 14. Fourteenth admonitory discourse concerning Wisdom - her excellence, her origin, her gifts. She is contrasted with the strange woman of ch. 7, and the exceeding greatness of the blessings which she offers exhibits in the most marked manner the nothingness of the deceiver's gifts. One is reminded of the celebrated episode of the choice of Hercules, delineated by Xenophon, 'Memorab.,' 2:1. 21, etc. The chapter divides itself into four sections.

(1) Introductory (vers. 1-3); Wisdom calls on all to listen, and gives reasons for trusting to her (vers. 4-11).

(2) She displays her excellence (vers. 12-21).

(3) She discourses of her origin and action (vers. 22-31). . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Does not
הֲלֹֽא־ (hă·lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

wisdom
חָכְמָ֥ה (ḥāḵ·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2451: Wisdom

call out,
תִקְרָ֑א (ṯiq·rā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

and understanding
וּ֝תְבוּנָ֗ה (ū·ṯə·ḇū·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8394: Intelligence, an argument, caprice

raise
תִּתֵּ֥ן (tit·tên)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

her voice?
קוֹלָֽהּ׃ (qō·w·lāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 6963: A voice, sound


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