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

New Living Translation
She has sent her servants to invite everyone to come. She calls out from the heights overlooking the city.

English Standard Version
She has sent out her young women to call from the highest places in the town,

Berean Study Bible
She has sent out her maidservants; she calls out from the heights of the city.

King James Bible
She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,

New King James Version
She has sent out her maidens, She cries out from the highest places of the city,

New American Standard Bible
She has sent out her attendants, she calls out From the tops of the heights of the city:

NASB 1995
She has sent out her maidens, she calls From the tops of the heights of the city:

NASB 1977
She has sent out her maidens, she calls From the tops of the heights of the city:

Amplified Bible
She has sent out her maidens, she calls From the highest places of the city:

Christian Standard Bible
She has sent out her female servants; she calls out from the highest points of the city:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
She has sent out her female servants; she calls out from the highest points of the city:”

American Standard Version
She hath sent forth her maidens; She crieth upon the highest places of the city:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And she has sent her Servants to call upon the hills and they will say:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
She has sent forth her servants, calling with a loud proclamation to the feast, saying,

Contemporary English Version
She has sent her servant women to announce her invitation from the highest hills:

Douay-Rheims Bible
She hath sent her maids to invite to the tower, and to the walls of the city:

English Revised Version
She hath sent forth her maidens, she crieth upon the highest places of the city,

Good News Translation
She has sent her servant women to call out from the highest place in town:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
She has sent out her servant girls. She calls from the highest places in the city,

International Standard Version
She has sent out her young women, while calling out from the heights of the city,

JPS Tanakh 1917
She hath sent forth her maidens, she calleth, Upon the highest places of the city:

Literal Standard Version
She has sent forth her girls, She cries on the tops of the high places of the city:

NET Bible
She has sent out her female servants; she calls out on the highest places of the city.

New Heart English Bible
She has sent out her maidens. She cries from the highest places of the city:

World English Bible
She has sent out her maidens. She cries from the highest places of the city:

Young's Literal Translation
She hath sent forth her damsels, She crieth on the tops of the high places of the city:

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Way of Wisdom
2She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; she has also set her table. 3She has sent out her maidservants; she calls out from the heights of the city. 4“Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” she says to him who lacks judgment.…

Cross References
Matthew 22:3
He sent his servants to call those he had invited to the banquet, but they refused to come.

Psalm 68:11
The Lord gives the command; a great company of women proclaim it:

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

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

Proverbs 8:2
On the heights overlooking the road, at the crossroads she takes her stand.

Proverbs 9:14
She sits at the door of her house, on a seat in the heights of the city,


Treasury of Scripture

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

sent

Matthew 22:3,4,9
And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come…

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:

Luke 14:17,21-23
And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready…









(3) She hath sent forth her maidens.--Wisdom being here described under the figure of a woman, is properly represented as attended by her maidens, whom she sends forth to summon the guests. But the King (Matthew 22) despatches His servants for the same work, viz., His prophets and wise men and scribes (Matthew 23:34), whom from age to age He sends forth as His messengers.

She crieth upon the highest places of the city--so that all may hear. (Comp. our Lord's command to proclaim His message "upon the housetops," Matthew 10:27).

Verse 3. - She hath sent forth her maidens, as in Matthew 22:3, to call them that were bidden to the feast. The Septuagint has τοὺς ἑαυτῆς δούλους, "her servants," but the Authorized Version is correct, and feminine attendants are in strict harmony with the rest of the apologue. By them are represented the apostles and preachers and ministers, who go forth to win souls for Christ. St. Gregory sees in their being called "maidens" an intimation that they are in themselves weak and abject, and are only useful and honoured as being the mouthpiece of their Lord ('Moral.,' 33:33). She crieth upon the highest places of the city, where her voice could best be heard, as in Proverbs 8:2; Matthew 10:27. She is not satisfied with delegating her message to others; she delivers it herself. Septuagint, "calling with a loud proclamation to the cup (ἐπὶ κρατῆρα);" Vulgate, Misit ancillas suas ut vocarent ad arcem et ad moenia civitatis, "She has sent her handmaids to invite to the citadel, and to the wails of the town." On which rendering St. Gregory comments, "In that while they tell of the interior life, they lift us up to the high walls of the city above, which same walls, surely, except any be humble, they do not ascend" ('Moral.,' 17:43).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
She has sent out
שָֽׁלְחָ֣ה (šā·lə·ḥāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

her maidservants;
נַעֲרֹתֶ֣יהָ (na·‘ă·rō·ṯe·hā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5291: A girl, maiden

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

from
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the heights
מְרֹ֣מֵי (mə·rō·mê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4791: Altitude

of the city:
קָֽרֶת׃ (qā·reṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7176: Town, city


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