Proverbs 1:20

“Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wisedome crieth without, she vttereth her voice in the streets:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Wisdom shouts in the street, She lifts her voice in the square;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wisdom crieth aloud in the street; She uttereth her voice in the broad places;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Wisdom is crying out in the street; her voice is loud in the open places;
- Basic English Bible

Wisdom crieth without; she raiseth her voice in the broadways;
- Darby Bible

Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:
- Webster's Bible

Wisdom calls aloud in the street. She utters her voice in the public squares.
- World English Bible

Wisdom in an out-place crieth aloud, In broad places she giveth forth her voice,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Wisdom crieth aloud in the streets, she uttereth her voice in the broad places;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 1:20

1:20 Wisdom - Having expressed the counsels of wicked men, he now declares the voice of wisdom. By wisdom he understands the wisdom of God revealed to men in his word. And this is said to cry with a loud voice, to intimate God's earnestness in inviting sinners to repentance. Abroad - Or, in the streets or open places. Not in corners, but openly before all the world.

Discussion for Proverbs 1

  • MockingBird
    To fear God is to have a reverential Trust in Him : to stand in Awe of His Greatness ! to know that in disobedience to Him will cost Greater than what you want : I want to know my Lord God : A fool says that there is no God : fools despise knowledge of God for it is foolishness to them. I also want to be instructed of my Lord from His word.
  • Davie Jere
    Fear in this case can also be reffered to respect. whom you respect you fear and whom you fear you respect. Amen
  • Brandy crowley
    my commnet is that I think that the bible tells us the truth about god wants us to do and also tells us to pray for forgiveness.
  • Marie hoadley
    Proverbs is a great book and worth its wisdom in gold better then gold, we should live by this book.
  • Norm
    Shelly, The 1611 King James translation, which took 7 years to translate is the tried Word of God. It may be profitable for you to diligently study Proverbs 1 again and Ecclesiasticus Chapter 30 in the Apocrypha. I pray God you receive His Spirit to the fullest and may He bless you richly in His instruction, His Word! Psalms 12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Ecclesiastes 8:4 Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou? Proverbs 8:33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
  • Shelly
    I think some of Proverbs was mistranslated. The part where it said spare not the rod and spoil the child. It should said say spare not the rod or method of correction or the child will be of no good. Some people misunderstand that. If you are a christian you will teach your child in the right manner. Some kids respond differently than others. That is why we have to be careful about the method.

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