Proverbs 8:4
New International Version
"To you, O people, I call out; I raise my voice to all mankind.

New Living Translation
"I call to you, to all of you! I raise my voice to all people.

English Standard Version
“To you, O men, I call, and my cry is to the children of man.

Berean Study Bible
“To you, O men, I call out, and my cry is to the sons of men.

New American Standard Bible
"To you, O men, I call, And my voice is to the sons of men.

King James Bible
Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.

Christian Standard Bible
"People, I call out to you; my cry is to the children of Adam.

Contemporary English Version
"I am calling out to each one of you!

Good News Translation
"I appeal to all of you; I call to everyone on earth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
People, I call out to you; my cry is to mankind.

International Standard Version
"I'm calling to you, men! What I have to say pertains to all mankind!

NET Bible
"To you, O people, I call out, and my voice calls to all mankind.

New Heart English Bible
"To you men, I call. I send my voice to the sons of mankind.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And she says, “To you, men, I call, and my voice to the children of men”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I am calling to all of you, and my appeal is to all people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Unto you, O men, I call, And my voice is to the sons of men.

New American Standard 1977
“To you, O men, I call, And my voice is to the sons of men.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of men.

King James 2000 Bible
Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.

American King James Version
To you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.

American Standard Version
Unto you, O men, I call; And my voice is to the sons of men.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
You, O men, I exhort; and utter my voice to the sons of men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O ye men, to you I call, and my voice is to the sons of men.

Darby Bible Translation
Unto you, men, I call, and my voice is to the sons of man:

English Revised Version
Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of men.

Webster's Bible Translation
To you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.

World English Bible
"To you men, I call! I send my voice to the sons of mankind.

Young's Literal Translation
Unto you, O men, I call, And my voice is unto the sons of men.
Study Bible
The Excellence of Wisdom
3Beside the gates to the city, at the entrances she cries out: 4“To you, O men, I call out, and my cry is to the sons of men. 5O you simple, learn to be shrewd, and you foolish, gain understanding.…
Cross References
Proverbs 8:3
Beside the gates to the city, at the entrances she cries out:

Proverbs 8:5
O you simple, learn to be shrewd, and you foolish, gain understanding.

Treasury of Scripture

To you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.

Psalm 49:1-3
To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world: …

Psalm 50:1
A Psalm of Asaph. The mighty God, even the LORD, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.

Matthew 11:15
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.







Lexicon
“To you,
אֲלֵיכֶ֣ם (’ă·lê·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

O men,
אִישִׁ֣ים (’î·šîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

I call out,
אֶקְרָ֑א (’eq·rā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

and my cry
וְ֝קוֹלִ֗י (wə·qō·w·lî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6963: A voice, sound

is to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the sons
בְּנֵ֥י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of men.
אָדָֽם׃ (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being
(4) O men--i.e., "great ones;" "sons of man" are those of inferior rank; comp. the Hebrew of Isaiah 2:9, where the same words are translated "great man," and "mean man." Comp. the generality of the invitation of Psalm 49:2.

Verses 4-11. - She summons various classes of persons to attend to her, showing how trustworthy she is, and how precious her instruction. Verse 4. - Unto you, O men, I call. "Men," ishim (אִישִׁים); equivalent to ἄνδρες, viri, men in the highest sense, who have some wisdom and experience, but need further enlightenment (Isaiah 53:3; Psalm 141:4). The sons of man; בְּנֵי אָדָם, "children of Adam;" equivalent to ἄνθρωποι, homines, the general kind of men, who are taken up with material interests. St. Gregory notes ('Moral ,' 27:6) that persons (heroines) of perfect life are in Scripture sometimes called "men" (viri). And again, "Scripture is wont to call those persons 'men' who follow the ways of the Lord with firm and steady steps. Whence Wisdom says in the Proverbs, 'Unto you, O men, I call.' As if she were saying openly, 'I do not speak to women, but to men; because they who are of an unstable mind cannot at all understand my words'" ('Moral.,' 28:12, Oxford transl.). 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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