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Proverbs 8:1–3

The Blessings of Wisdom

Does not lwisdom call?

Does not munderstanding raise her voice?

On nthe heights beside the way,

at the crossroads she takes her stand;

beside othe gates in front of pthe town,

at the entrance of the portals she cries aloud:

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Proverbs 8:1–3 — The New International Version (NIV)

Does not wisdom call out?

Does not understanding raise her voice?

At the highest point along the way,

where the paths meet, she takes her stand;

beside the gate leading into the city,

at the entrance, she cries aloud:

Proverbs 8:1–3 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Doth not wisdom cry?

And understanding put forth her voice?

She standeth in the top of high places, by the way

In the places of the paths.

She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city,

At the coming in at the doors.

Proverbs 8:1–3 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Listen as Wisdom calls out!

Hear as understanding raises her voice!

On the hilltop along the road,

she takes her stand at the crossroads.

By the gates at the entrance to the town,

on the road leading in, she cries aloud,

Proverbs 8:1–3 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Does not wisdom cry out, And understanding lift up her voice?

She takes her stand on the top of the high hill,

Beside the way, where the paths meet.

She cries out by the gates, at the entry of the city,

At the entrance of the doors:

Proverbs 8:1–3 — New Century Version (NCV)

Wisdom calls to you like someone shouting;

understanding raises her voice.

On the hilltops along the road

and at the crossroads, she stands calling.

Beside the city gates,

at the entrances into the city, she calls out:

Proverbs 8:1–3 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Doth not wisdom cry,

And understanding put forth her voice?

On the top of high places by the way,

Where the paths meet, she standeth;

Beside the gates, at the entry of the city,

At the coming in at the doors, she crieth aloud:

Proverbs 8:1–3 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding give forth her voice? On the top of high places by the way, at the cross-paths she taketh her stand. Beside the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors, she crieth aloud.

Proverbs 8:1–3 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Does not wisdom call out?

Does not understanding raise its voice?

Wisdom takes its stand on high ground,

by the wayside where the roads meet,

near the gates to the city.

At the entrance wisdom sings its song,

Proverbs 8:1–3 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Doesn’t Wisdom call out?

Doesn’t Understanding make her voice heard?

At the heights overlooking the road,

at the crossroads, she takes her stand.

Beside the gates at the entry to the city,

at the main entrance, she cries out:

Proverbs 8:1–3 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Does not wisdom call,

and does not understanding raise her voice?

On the heights, beside the way,

at the crossroads she takes her stand;

beside the gates in front of the town,

at the entrance of the portals she cries out:

Proverbs 8:1–3 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Does not wisdom call,

and understanding raise its voice?

Atop the heights beside the road,

at the crossroads she stands.

Beside gates, before towns,

at the entrance of doors, she cries out:

Proverbs 8:1–3 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

Doesn’t wisdom call out?

Doesn’t understanding raise her voice?

On the high roads along the way,

she takes her place where the paths meet.

Beside the gates leading into the city,

she cries out at the entrances.

Proverbs 8:1–3 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Does not wisdom call,

And understanding lift up her voice?

On top of the heights beside the way,

Where the paths meet, she takes her stand;

Beside the gates, at the opening to the city,

At the entrance of the doors, she cries out: