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

  • Ingrid
    Thank God for sending His Son Jesus Christ for our sins and giving us His words that we can obtain the knowledge and understanding of His words to live our daily lives and will not stray from His laws. He Loves us so much , He gave His life for us . What more do we want to know how much He loves us, and He still give us His words and Laws to live our live by.
  • Catherine
    I believe ultimately it doesn't really matter what I think/ don't think about Proverbs. What ultimately matters is God's intention purpose in writing it and plans then my take away and the way I implement it matters most
  • Lilian
    For God is love and his words is our life. Jesus is faithful for those who are diligently seeking him He will pour out his knowledge and will help us to understand his words. I believe the bible was provided for us to believe not to figure out. John1.1 In the beginning there was a word and the word was with God and the word was God. Amen how loving Jesus for giving his blood and life for us.
  • Ulysses McCall
    Proverbs is the book for daily living. A book that should be read everyday for daily living that day. I thank God for the wisdom of Solomon to help me learn to obey God. For we know that our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ is our wisdom of God for us. Amen.
  • Norm
    The word 'apocrypha' means 'hidden.' -KJV Bible Team Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. 1 Corinthians 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Revelation 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
  • JD James Matthew Davis
    Proverbs ! is Romans chapter 1 verses 18 -32 amazing I never quit thought about it before it was plain as Day when I read it here. Great Promise From The Lord that all are Blessed that seek The Lord and have obedience to His Will and Folly and Tumult will result when Someone seeks only there Own Will . thank You fgor Your website JD

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