Proverbs 1:21

“She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Shee crieth in the chiefe place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she vttereth her words, saying,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

At the head of the noisy {streets} she cries out; At the entrance of the gates in the city she utters her sayings:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

She crieth in the chief place of concourse; At the entrance of the gates, In the city, she uttereth her words:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Her words are sounding in the meeting-places, and in the doorways of the town:
- Basic English Bible

she calleth in the chief [place] of concourse, in the entry of the gates; in the city she uttereth her words:
- Darby Bible

She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,
- Webster's Bible

She calls at the head of noisy places. At the entrance of the city gates, she utters her words:
- World English Bible

At the head of the multitudes she calleth, In the openings of the gates, In the city her sayings she saith:
- Youngs Literal Bible

She calleth at the head of the noisy streets, at the entrances of the gates, in the city, she uttereth her words:
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 1:21


1:21 Gates - Where magistrates sit in judgment, and people are assembled. The city - Not only in the gate, but in every part of the city.


Discussion for Proverbs 1

  • Geraldine cole
    Everything about Jesus Is owsome! There is no one like him but His Father God .and The Holy Ghost he is a Gentleman study yiur bible to get to No them they are all One Amen
  • JP
    Hi Sheila. I very much feel like you, that there is so much to scripture it's difficult to know where to begin! However I think putting aside time for Holy Bible study is most worthwhile and you're doing exactly the right thing. I'd like to recommend you start with any of the four gospel books and perhaps a part of the OT that's fairly easy going, like Ecclesiates for example. May God bless you!
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    A true believer obeys out of "Fear of the Lord." Without the Fear of the Lord there is no love.
    Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, also found in the book of Psalms. If you do not have Fear of the Lord, you have no Godly wisdom. God is wisdom.
  • Veegee
    I read the statements and I would like to add a little clarity to some. God does want His children to fear Him. in a manner that you are aware of His power. However, He wants His children to obey out of love. Proverb gives us steps to take that leads to sound wisdom from on High. Veegee
  • Glenda Fay Rhames
    God is a God that wants us to love Him and not fear Him.Just like man's law you must obey. With disobedience comes consequences.God want us to love and obey him.That was the reason God came in the form of man, Jesus Christ to give us an example that we can see and feel. I don't fear God but I do fear getting on His bad side.I don't fear the police either. Bad side not for me. My Father is for me!
  • RTM girl
    Our God is a holy God-Consuming fire-Creator of all things-He killeth and Maketh alive- The First and the last-Provider-Great King! Shall we not fear before him? Knowing his statues and commandments we ought to fear enough to do them. For those who don't wish to learn of God and his statutes refuse wisdom and love simplicity. In their time of trouble they are w/o comfort and remedy!

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